something of the kind

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/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
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This morning, about five o'clock, one of Gorshkov's children died of scarlatina, or something of the kind.
I remember going up some steep steps; they must have been worn smooth by long use or something of the kind, for I could hardly keep my feet as I went up.
He speaks in the Phaedo of the words with which he has comforted himself and his friends, and will not be too confident that the description which he has given of the soul and her mansions is exactly true, but he 'ventures to think that something of the kind is true.
They relate to a subject of which Plato himself would have said that 'he was not confident of the precise form of his own statements, but was strong in the belief that something of the kind was true.
The very franticness of the instrument's wild clashing betokened something of the kind.
where he says, that my information did not take him wholly by surprize, that he was rather in expectation of hearing something of the kind.
one can't repeat such kind of things you know)--she told him directly, she had not the least mind in the world to be off, for she could live with him upon a trifle, and how little so ever he might have, she should be very glad to have it all, you know, or something of the kind.
He might think my brain was softening, or something of the kind.
There was a family of Carters in Virginia who claimed close relationship with me; I was supposed to be a great uncle, or something of the kind equally foolish.
I have seen the two Macs attempt something of the kind at the halls, but it appears to take some practise to do it without hurting oneself.
I wouldn't be much surprised if we should see something of the kind.
It could be a game-changer for the Welsh economy at a time when something of the kind is desperately needed.
So it's refreshing car that, at just pounds 21,695, is something of the kind usually only seen on a Lamborghini Raider look the part.
It would be good if our Prime Minister occasionally said and did something of the kind.
Certainly Claire seems to suspect something of the kind, as it emerges that she wants Catherine to go home to New York with her for the purposes of medical as well as family supervision.