anything/nothing/something like that

anything like that

Similar to or like what has just been said. Do you want a soda or anything like that?
See also: anything, like, that

nothing like that

Very different from what has just been said. Mom, it was nothing like that—I didn't break curfew on purpose, I swear.
See also: like, nothing, that

something like

1. Similar to or like what has just been said. In this usage, "that" is used after "something." Do you want a soda or something like that?
2. A phrase used before an estimated amount or total. If you're expecting something like 50 people, then you better get some more chairs in here.
See also: like, something

something like that

Something along those lines; something similar to that. A: "So you work for a dictionary, huh? What do you do, write definitions for them?" B: "Yeah, something like that."
See also: like, something, that

anything/nothing/something like that

anything, etc. of that kind: Do you do aerobics or play tennis, or anything like that?She’s an expert in the preservation of paper or something like that.No, there’s nothing like that available yet.

ˈsomething like that

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ˌsomething like ˈsb/ˈsth

similar or partly the same as somebody/something; approximately (a number): ‘Is he a travel agent?’ ‘Yes, something like that.’Something like twenty people came to the meeting. OPPOSITE: nothing like
See also: like, something, that