- 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 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.
△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