if you will.
She was pushed or catapulted, if you will, into Hollywood stardom.
Change as as it were to so to speak.
She was pushed or catapulted, so to speak, into Hollywood stardom.
Don't restate it; delete it.
She was pushed or catapulted, as it were, into Hollywood stardom.
catapult (n.) – a large weapon used in earlier times to throw heavy stones, iron balls; (v.) – to push or throw something very hard so that it moves through the air very quickly.
corny (adj.) – too silly and repeated too often to be funny or interesting
figurative (adj.) – a figurative word or phrase is used in a different way from its usual meaning, to give you a particular idea or picture in your mind
hedge (n.) – back away from,
pun (n.) – a play on words
stardom – the state of being a famous performer