more kicks than halfpence
obsolete More abuse, insults, or harsh treatment than good treatment or rewards. Primarily heard in UK. As a cabbie on these streets, you're greeted with more kicks than halfpence at this hour of the night. Seeing that I would get more kicks than halfpence if I remained, I took my leave and absconded to the shore for a bit of merriment.
more like (something)
Something is closer to reality; something is a more accurate description. Sometimes used humorously or ironically. A: "When we lived in the city, we were in a tiny one-room apartment." B: "More like a broom closet with a bed, really." And so I was thinking—more like daydreaming, really—how I would quit my job and open a bakery.
more ˈlike (it)(informal)
1 better; more satisfactory: This is more like it! Fresh vegetables — not that canned rubbish. ♢ Turn the music up louder! That’s more like it!
2 used to give what you think is a better description of something: ‘How many people were there — about 40?’ ‘No, more like 20.’ ♢ Just talking? Arguing more like it.