be not so much (something) as (something else)(redirected from are not so much)
be not so much (something) as (something else)
In this phrase, two different adjectives are used (one before "as" and one after "as"), and the second one is emphasized, to show that the thing being discussed is more the second adjective than the first one. I'm so sick of this project. It's not so much difficult as it is boring.