come across like

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come across like (someone or something)

To be viewed by others in a particular way or as a particular thing. Did I come across like a capable president when I made my speech to the school?
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

come across like someone or something (to someone)

 and come across as someone or something (to someone)
to appear or seem like someone or something to other people. You always come across like a madman to people. She comes across like the Queen of the Nile to most people who meet her.
See also: across, come, like
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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He doesn't come across as a total nationalist, instead calling for a global balance of goods and services, supply chains, production and labor and a more-level playing field among businesses, with more opportunities for everyone.