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like that

1. In a particular manner. You shouldn't spend money so frivolously like that. Don't plug it in like that or you'll break it!
2. Similar to or characteristic of something previously mentioned or identified. You shouldn't spend money so frivolously like that. A: "So you want me to help you dodge taxes?" B: "No, nothing like that! I'm just looking to be as efficient with what I pay taxes on as possible."
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like that

1. In that way or manner, having those characteristics, as in I told him not to talk to her like that, or I wish I could, like Dick, tell you what I really think, but I'm not like that. [Late 1800s]
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(just) like ˈthat

without hesitating: I asked him for some money and he gave it to me just like that.
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Something like that should do the trick whether you say it, write it or e-mail it.
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