to be precise

to be precise
adverb
in actual fact
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properly speaking, they are not husband and wife

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to be precise phrase
used for saying that the information you are giving about something is more exact than what you have said before

It’s her 70th birthday soon, in March to be precise.

Thesaurus: ways of emphasizing that something is true or exactsynonym
Main entry: precise

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used to indicate that one is now giving more exact or detailed information

there were not many-five, to be precise

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to be precise
— used to indicate that a statement is accurate and specific

one night in early summer–June 22, to be precise

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Main Entry:precise

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