anything\ like


anything\ like
• anything like
• anywhere near
adv
Nearly. - Used in negative, interrogative, and conditional sentences, often in the negative forms "nothing like" or "nowhere near".

It's not anything like as hot today as it was yesterday.

Do you think that gold ring is worth anywhere near a hundred dollars?

Today's game was nowhere near as exciting as yesterday's game.

Studying that lesson should take nothing like two hours.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • Anything like — Anything A ny*thing, n. 1. Any object, act, state, event, or fact whatever; thing of any kind; something or other; aught; as, I would not do it for anything. [1913 Webster] Did you ever know of anything so unlucky? A. Trollope. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • anything like — adverb : in any way : to any extent : at all give anything like an adequate image of the phonetic facts R.M.S.Heffner * * * anything like phrase similar to someone or something else in some way Is Tom anything like his brother? Thesaurus: similar …   Useful english dictionary

  • anything like — or[anywhere near] {adv.} Nearly. Used in negative, interrogative, and conditional sentences, often in the negative forms nothing like or nowhere near . * /It s not anything like as hot today as it was yesterday./ * /Do you think that gold ring is …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • anything like — or[anywhere near] {adv.} Nearly. Used in negative, interrogative, and conditional sentences, often in the negative forms nothing like or nowhere near . * /It s not anything like as hot today as it was yesterday./ * /Do you think that gold ring is …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • anything like - — [with negative] at all like (used for emphasis) it doesn t taste anything like wine …   Useful english dictionary

  • anything like — phrasal in any way ; at all < it s not anything like as good as it used to be > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • anything like — similar to someone or something else in some way Is Tom anything like his brother? …   English dictionary

  • anything, like —  Very. Much …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • anything like with negative — at all like. → anything …   English new terms dictionary

  • anything like somebody — anything like sb/sth idiom (informal) (used in questions and negative statements) similar to sb/sth • He isn t anything like my first boss. Main entry: ↑anythingidiom …   Useful english dictionary


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