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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.
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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.
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as good as
Practically; nearly: as good as new.
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