not so... (as)

not so... (as)
not so... (as) phrase
used for saying that one person or thing has less of a particular quality than another

The Rosario family managed to flee, but others were not so lucky.

It’s an attractive car but not so exciting to drive as the Ford Mustang.

The idea is not so silly as it sounds.

Thesaurus: less and not as muchsynonym
Main entry: so

Useful english dictionary. 2012.