come across like
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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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.