Definition of 'so-called'
Example sentences containing 'so-called'
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We should calm down about so-called radicalisation. Times, Sunday Times (2015)These so-called secondary deals used to be frowned upon. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Much of this flows to so-called tax havens. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Watch out for the suspect actions of so-called friends. The Sun (2015)This is the area of the so-called expert system. The Descent of Mind - the how and why of intelligence (1990)Can we talk about the so-called recovery? Times, Sunday Times (2011)Surely some tough love could have been used by his so-called loving family? The Sun (2009)These so-called close friends seemed to have relationships based entirely on banter and small talk. Times, Sunday Times (2008)There have been many instances of so-called experts being made to appear foolish. The Sun (2007)My husband left me for my so-called best friend. Get the Best out of the Rest of Your Life (1990)So-called experts examined them, no one said a thing. Times, Sunday Times (2007)And any so-called friends who helped her get ready for this big night out. The Sun (2012)Many so-called experts perceived all manner of hidden meanings in that episode. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The worst thing was the time we lost waiting for so-called experts to give us the green light. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Catching the ear of a so-called expert at a party leads to advice which is neither detached nor informal. Banish Anxiety - how to stop worrying and take charge of your life (1991)They loosened the definition of who we consider to be a friend and how much these so-called friends know about us. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Perhaps if we all relaxed a bit and stopped listening to so-called experts we might be a lot happier and healthier. The Sun (2014)But what about so-called equal opportunities? Double Income No Kids Yet? (1989)I was pushed down an alley by a so-called friend where he attacked me. The Sun (2010)I have to be very careful with so-called new friends. Times, Sunday Times (2011)If a so-called fat tax was introduced, we would be taxed for a disability. The Sun (2013)Yet again, the system seems to be ignoring the victims of crime and worrying more about the so-called rights of criminals. The Sun (2006)Like the term "hard drugs", it is a bit vague because people can still have problems using so-called "soft drugs". Taking Drugs Seriously (1994)The review will cover cases where cards are allegedly stolen, online transactions where alleged stolen card details are used and so-called phantom withdrawals from cash machines. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Trends of 'so-called'
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Translations for 'so-called'
British English: so-called ADJECTIVE
You use so-called to indicate that you think a word or expression is in fact wrong.
These are the facts that explode their so-called economic miracle.
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