as good as...

as good as (something)

In every practical or functional sense; almost completely. If you stay out past curfew tonight, you're as good as grounded, young lady!
See also: good

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.
See also: good