be (really) something

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be (really) something

To be particularly noteworthy, remarkable, interesting, special, or impressive. Wow, this new car of yours is really something! A: "I hope we get a chance to meet the band after the concert." B: "Yeah, now that would be really something!"
See also: something
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I am something frightful, neither man nor animal, I know not what, harder, more trampled under foot, and more unshapely than a pebble stone
I mention this incidentally, the chance allusion to albogues having reminded me of it; and it will be of great assistance to us in the perfect practice of this calling that I am something of a poet, as thou knowest, and that besides the bachelor Samson Carrasco is an accomplished one.
Besides, passengers get sea-sick --grow quarrelsome --don't sleep of nights --do not enjoy themselves much, as a general thing; --no, I never go as a passenger; nor, though I am something of a salt, do I ever go to sea as a Commodore, or a Captain, or a Cook.
Usually I will not see even my subjects, and so they believe I am something terrible.
But I am something else too, madam; for,' says he, 'to be plain with you, I am a cuckold, and she is a whore.
But I am something of a fatalist, like all good Orientals, and I entered ready, for anything.
I am something of a physician, and have, like my fellows, sought more than once for the soul in living and in dead matter; yet, like providence, it has remained invisible to my eyes, although present to my heart.
To say the truth," replied Miss Crawford, "I am something like the famous Doge at the court of Lewis XIV.
I need not say," said our leader, "that on the occasion of my last visit I exhausted every means of climbing the cliff, and where I failed I do not think that anyone else is likely to succeed, for I am something of a mountaineer.
personality which very invested Next up I was onto Narcos or, as takes a lot for past general once I am something, I go hog it was dubbed by house mate, the Summer of Cocaine.
As I am something of a purist (others would say "obsessive"), I load my .
I was a terrible show-off as a child, and even now as a middle-aged woman, I am something of an exhibitionist" Comedienne Jenny Eclair.
Liam Gallagher of Oasis fame "I was a terrible show-off as a child, and even now as a middle-aged woman, I am something of an exhibitionist" Comedienne Jenny Eclair "It is absolutely shameful that these tapes have been made available.
I showed in January that I am something special and I'll do it again against Syrowatka.
Thus, if the only thing I know about the other is what he does, and that which he does is not his own noumenal reality, then, before myself I am in equal circumstances: I am something which is not what I believe to be, in the understanding that that which I believe to be, I believe because it is the only thing that I have made evident of me; and it is the only thing that I have made evident of me, because the conscience is what transmits it to me.