nothing like

nothing like

1. Completely unlike; not at all similar. This design is nothing like what I had in mind—you'll just have to start over again from the beginning. This rusty hunk of junk's nothing like the car you promised to get me!
2. A great deal less; not nearly. I do pretty well in math, but I'm nothing like my older sister. She was a genius!
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nothing ˈlike

(informal) not; not at all like something: It’s nothing like as bad as he said.We’ve sold nothing like enough books to make a profit. OPPOSITE: something like somebody/something
See also: like, nothing
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My life is nothing like what I would have chosen or hoped for myself and I think I have plenty of justifiable reasons to complain.
I'm nothing like her, I'm kind of anti what she's all about.
To quote Preston Sturges from Sullivan's Travels: "There's nothing like a deep-dish movie to drive you out in the open.
Gary, known to have his own short fuse on occasions, is nothing like his dad Mel and more like his uncle Warren.
Music drifting out of the living room sounds nothing like the exploratory banging of a child.
There's nothing like quality depth and I was very impressed by him on Saturday.
Audrey/``The Fallen'' (Reckless) There's nothing like that authentic backwoods honky-tonk sound of .
Nothing like a politically weakened and softened up chief and the threat of disrupting the Democratic Convention to justify sweetening the pot for a new police contract.
There's nothing like the big ashtray,'' longtime Lakers fan Jack Nicholson said of the Forum.
Non-gardeners may think that nothing likes to grow in wet soil, and that the challenge would be straight away to install drainage systems to enable the normal trees and shrubs we see in everyday gardens to thrive.