as good as


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as good as

1. The same quality as; comparable to. Just use this toothpaste—it's as good as that fancy brand you usually get.
2. Essentially; nearly the same as. The turkey is as good as finished, so please start setting the table. I'm as good as grounded if I don't get home before my curfew.
See also: good

as good as —

very nearly —.
1997 Cosmopolitan If you are famous, you can't allow someone to diss you without retaliating—it's as good as admitting they're more important than you.
See also: good

as good as

Practically; nearly: as good as new.
See also: good
References in classic literature ?
Why should an auctioneer and appraiser thirty years ago, who had as good as forgotten his free-school Latin, be expected to manifest a delicate scrupulosity which is not always exhibited by gentlemen of the learned professions, even in our present advanced stage of morality?
Darnay; and my best is as good as another man's, I believe.
You are as good as another, I have no doubt: better, I dare say.
That is true," said Maritornes; "and, faith, I relish hearing these things greatly too, for they are very pretty; especially when they describe some lady or another in the arms of her knight under the orange trees, and the duenna who is keeping watch for them half dead with envy and fright; all this I say is as good as honey.
Well,' says the younger brother, 'but your neighbours, as you call them, may be even with you, for beauty will steal a husband sometimes in spite of money, and when the maid chances to be handsomer than the mistress, she oftentimes makes as good a market, and rides in a coach before her.