2013년 11월 30일 토요일

Dic: more like, more like it

MORE LIKE:

  • The builders say they'll be finished in three months, but I think it'll be more like six.
  • Profits look more like 39 percent than the 61 percent reported for 1996.
  • He believes the figure should be more like $10 million.
△more like: used when giving amount or number that you think is closer to being right than one that has been mentioned.

△more like: used for giving a number or amount that you think is more accurate than another one.

△more like: used to give a number or an amount that is more accurate than one previously mentioned.


MORE LIKE IT:
  • That gives us a total of 52ㅡthat's more like it.
  • She sat down by the pool and took a sip of her wine. 'This is more like it,' she said.
  • 'Poor David,' she said. 'Poor Harriet, more like it!'
  • That's more like it! You're really starting to improve.
  • This is more like it! Real food—not that canned muck.
  • Just talking? Arguing more like it.
△That's more like it (This is more like it): SPOKEN. used to say that something is better, more correct, or more enjoyable than something else.

△more like it: BrE SPOKEN. used when you want to change something that has been said, to make it more true.

△that's more like it: SPOKEN. used for saying that something is more satisfactory than before:

△more like (it): INFORMAL. (1) better; more acceptable. (2) used to give what you think is a better description of something

.... LDOCE, Macmillan, OALD

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