the likes of

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the likes of somebody/something

someone or something as good as someone or something else We haven't seen the likes of Muhammad Ali since he retired from the ring. They're not competing against the likes of you or me but real, first-class, serious athletes.
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Feinstein says he's been writing with the likes of Carole Bayer Sager, Melissa Manchester, and Marilyn and Alan Bergman.