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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.
as good as (something)
In every practical or functional sense; almost certainly. If you stay out past curfew tonight, you're as good as grounded, young lady! If he's out there with no water, he's as good as dead in this heat.
good as, as
Practically, in effect, almost the same as, as in He as good as promised to buy a new car, or The house is as good as sold. This idiom is very widely used to modify just about any verb, adverb, or adjective. However, it has been used so often with certain words that together they themselves now make up idioms (see the following entries beginning with good as).
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.
as ˈgood as...so close to something happening that you consider that it has happened: I thought the car was as good as sold and then the man suddenly decided not to buy it. ♢ She as good as told me she didn’t want to come.
as good as
Practically; nearly: as good as new.