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(just) like this/that
Very close and amicable. The phrase is often accompanied by a gesture in which one keeps their index and middle fingers close together or wraps the middle finger around the index finger, to emphasize closeness. Of course Jessica and Sarah are hanging out together—they're like that. Eric probably knows where Grant is because those two are just like this most of the time. Ella and I were like this when we were growing up, but I haven't seen her in years.
1. In a particular manner. You shouldn't spend money so frivolously like that. Don't plug it in like that or you'll break it!
2. Similar to or characteristic of something previously mentioned or identified. You shouldn't spend money so frivolously like that. A: "So you want me to help you dodge taxes?" B: "No, nothing like that! I'm just looking to be as efficient with what I pay taxes on as possible."
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1. In that way or manner, having those characteristics, as in I told him not to talk to her like that, or I wish I could, like Dick, tell you what I really think, but I'm not like that. [Late 1800s]
2. See just like that.
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(just) like ˈthatwithout hesitating: I asked him for some money and he gave it to me just like that.
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