One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Of that nature or in that manner.‘we need more people like that’‘don't talk like that’
like that, like this, in that way, in this way, in that manner, in this manner, in that fashion, in this fashion, so, like soView synonyms
- ‘I think she was being totally disrespectful and that it's not okay for her to talk to me like that.’
- ‘If my mom was here she wouldn't let them talk to me like that, but since she isn't I have to deal with it.’
2informal With no preparation or introduction; instantly or effortlessly.‘he can't just leave like that’
- ‘It is an amazing thing, a man you have thought might be dead suddenly speaking to you just like that.’
- ‘The statement was allowed to go just like that and no one even asked why the case was so.’
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