more like (something)

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.
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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.
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