as\ much\ as
- adv. phr.1. • much asEven though; although.
As much as I hate to do it, I must stay home and study tonight.2. • so much asJust the same as; almost; practically; really.
By running away he as much as admitted that he had taken the money.
You as much as promised you would help us.
The clerk as much as told me that I was a fool.Compare: as good as3. See: for as much as
Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". Оригинал: A.Маккей, М.Т.Боткер, Дж.И.Гейтс. 1997.
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