anything like something


anything like something
anything like sb/sth idiom
(informal) (used in questions and negative statements) similar to sb/sth

He isn't anything like my first boss.

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

  • 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] They do not… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Anything but — 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 — an|y|thing W1S1 [ˈeniθıŋ] pron 1.) any thing, event, situation etc, when it is not important to say exactly which ▪ You can buy anything you want. ▪ He was prepared to do anything to make a bit of money. ▪ Anything would be better than staying at …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • anything — pronoun / eniTIN/ 1 any thing, event, situation etc, when it does not matter exactly which: Anything will do to wedge the door open. | If you believe that, you ll believe anything! | OK, you can borrow the car anything for a quiet life. |… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • like — like1 [ laık ] function word *** Like can be used in the following ways: as a preposition (followed by a noun): He looks like his father. as a conjunction (connecting two clauses): She looked like she was about to cry. as an adverb: I said, like …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • like — I UK [laɪk] / US adjective, adverb, conjunction, preposition *** Summary: Like can be used in the following ways: as a preposition (followed by a noun): He looks like his father. as a conjunction (connecting two clauses): She looked like she was… …   English dictionary

  • anything — an|y|thing [ eni,θıŋ ] pronoun *** 1. ) usually in negatives or questions used instead of something when saying or asking whether there is one thing or even a small amount of something: Do you know anything about baseball? He never does anything… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English