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more like

informal

Definition of more like in English:

1Nearer to (a specified number or description) than one previously given: he believes the figure should be more like £10 million
More example sentences
  • A couple of fights will build my confidence up and the training will be more like five times a week.
  • This would not be a case of losing valuable seconds to get to the fire but more like quite a few minutes.
  • If you look at total jobs lost, it's more like 1.1 or 1.2 million.
1.1 (more like it) Nearer to what is required or expected; more satisfactory: the sound of Mozart’s Horn Concerto filled the car and he relaxed—that was more like it
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  • French apple tart with cinnamon, that's more like it.
  • Meanwhile, next door - this is more like it - The Proclaimers are about to get down to some heavy-duty havering.
  • ‘That was more like it,’ he said, after making birdies at each of his last two holes.
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