as good as...

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.
See also: good
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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
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