It is a view that suggests, to paraphrase Mao, that justice grows out of the barrel of a gun.
To paraphrase Hemingway, climate change first comes gradually and then all at once.
To paraphrase a line from the real-estate business, it all comes down to occupation, occupation, occupation.
c.1600, from paraphrase (n.) or from French paraphraser. Related: Paraphrased; paraphrasing.
A restatement of speech or writing that retains the basic meaning while changing the words. A paraphrase often clarifies the original statement by putting it into words that are more easily understood.