One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Look precisely like (used for emphasis)‘fossil imprints that look for all the world like motorcycle tracks’
- ‘When Nadege and I passed, pushing Leyla in a stroller, looking for all the world like a very mismatched mixed-race couple with child, he smiled instinctively at the pretty baby.’
- ‘It looked for all the world like a very healthy clump of stinging nettles until it produced a fine display of large, pink flowers.’
- ‘He looked for all the world like a little boy who had just brought a slimy frog to his Mother and couldn't understand why she wasn't excited too.’
- ‘It arrived quite literally in a blaze of glory, wrapped in tinfoil with flames spurting out of the top, looking for all the world like my mum's finest Christmas pudding.’
- ‘She looks for all the world like a little girl who's come to ask my son to play.’
- ‘He looked for all the world like an art critic absent-mindedly contemplating a particularly engrossing landscape.’
- ‘This year, we had a few more minutes to chat before the panel as he sat there in his wheelchair, looking for all the world like someone who couldn't recall his name, let alone past events.’
- ‘‘Hey, I'm in the finals,’ he beamed, looking for all the world like a kid in a sweet shop.’
- ‘We crouched beside the tree, looking for all the world like a Christmas card photo.’
- ‘England and Germany looked for all the world like two teams competing to avoid the title of worst team in their section.’
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