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(just) like this/that

Very close and amicable. The phrase is often accompanied by a gesture in which one keeps their index and middle fingers close together or wraps the middle finger around the index finger, to emphasize closeness. Of course Jessica and Sarah are hanging out together—they're like that.
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just like that

1. Immediately; all or a sudden. And just like that, all the money I had earned was gone when I lost the bet.
2. Without any pause or hesitation. I can't believe that he agreed to lend me the money just like that!
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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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just like that

in just the way it happened or was stated; without any [further] discussion or comment. Sue: You can't walk out on me just like that. John: I can too. Just watch! Mary: And then she slapped him in the face, just like that! Sally: She can be so rude.
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just like that

1. Suddenly and, sometimes, unexpectedly. For example, The alarm went off, just like that, or And then they walked out, just like that.
2. Also, like that. Very friendly or intimate with one another. For example, Bill and his boss often see each other socially; they are just like that, or Joe and Jane are always together; they're like that. This expression is usually emphasized by the speaker's holding up two fingers and either keeping them together or crossing them to show the closeness or intimacies of the parties being discussed. [Colloquial; early 1900s]
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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

suddenly and unexpectedly: She announced that she was leaving her job at the end of this week, just like that.
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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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