be nothing short of (something)

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be nothing short of (something)

To be exemplary a particular quality. (That quality is then stated after "of.") It's nothing short of astonishing that she got the whole house cleaned in time for her dinner party. I'm surprised we weren't asked to leave the restaurant because the kids' behavior was nothing short of atrocious.
See also: nothing, of, short
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I am nothing short of horrified by the allegations against Oxfam International.
Coun Berman said: "I am nothing short of outraged by the wording used in this leaflet.
I am nothing short of astonished that such a piece is published here in the heart of the West, where libertarianism and pro-business Republicanism thrive.
I AM nothing short of annoyed at Patrick Fulton's comments on Old Firm fans.
While I am nothing short of thrilled to be given the opportunity to contribute to ASAE's future in new and exciting ways, I admit to feeling a certain sadness in leaving the magazine's staff and readers.
The company has such a compelling offering and such tremendous potential that I am nothing short of thrilled to be able to jump in and get involved at this rapid-growth stage of its development.
I am nothing short of ecstatic to be partnering with him and his entire team.