One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
with negative At all like — (used for emphasis)‘it doesn't taste anything like wine’
- ‘But it wasn't anything like the lethal weapons that seem to be all the rage.’
- ‘If he was anything like a typical male wearer, he won't have done it any favours.’
- ‘If you're anything like me it won't be just your kids who leave feeling a new world has opened up to them.’
- ‘Mr Wade said he had never experienced anything like it and pleaded with owners to look after their dogs.’
- ‘All the pears we tasted didn't taste anything like their supermarket counterparts.’
- ‘No, not a useful one under the A3 or anything like that, but the opening of a sandwich shop.’
- ‘She's been fixing me with looks all night, but I assumed it wasn't anything like that!’
- ‘Well you are if you're anything like me.’
- ‘Let me tell you - ricochets in real life don't sound anything like they do on telly.’
- ‘No leading economic measure has grown anything like that over the same period.’
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