The characteristic style or manner that a person uses to express himself orally.(noun)
Gnu Collaboartive International Dictionary of English: licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)
Use "manner of speaking" in a sentence
"Some think that this saying of Jesus to be the Lord is to be restrained unto the manner of speaking afterward insisted on;  for the apostle in the following verses treateth of those extraordinary gifts which many in that church were then endowed withal."
"Fisher-folk in a manner of speaking — her father never did a stroke of work if he could help it."
"His manner of speaking was rather slow than otherwise, and perfectly distinct; he waited with great patience and kindness for my answers to his questions, and a reference to Count Bertrand was necessary only once during the whole conversation."