something of the/that kind/sort

something of the kind

Something that is similar to, close to, or like what was said or is in question. A: "I just heard there's going to be a round of layoffs across the entire company!" B: "Hmm, I've been expecting something of the kind for a while now." A: "Didn't Mary warn you about the outages last week?" B: "I think she mentioned something of the kind, but I was distracted and didn't really hear what she was saying."
See also: kind, of, something

something of the sort

Something that is similar to, close to, or like what was said or is in question. A: "I just heard there's going to be a round of layoffs across the entire company!" B: "Hmm, I've been expecting something of the sort for a while now." A: "Didn't Mary warn you about the outages last week?" B: "I think she mentioned something of the sort, but I was distracted and didn't really hear what she was saying."
See also: of, something, sort

something of the/that ˈkind/ˈsort

something like what has been said: ‘He’s resigning.’ ‘I’d suspected something of the kind.’
See also: kind, of, something, sort, that