something of the sort

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
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He had gone over to Klein's, looking up some cotton broker whom he wished to see in regard to securities, exchanges, stocks, bonds, or something of the sort, Madame Ratignolle did not remember what.
Yes,--he's mentally deficient, or something of the sort, isn't he?
I felt my first presentiment that you were on the brink of discovery when I found you looking at the fragments, and I fancy I betrayed to you that something of the sort was disturbing me.
calamity, morally, in a way, by irritation or something of the sort.
What made me think that something of the sort must be happening to you?
She did not get hold of anything, but she heard a little shriek and a fall, and a crash of broken glass, from which she concluded that it was just possible it had fallen into a cucumber-frame, or something of the sort.
I might have known you'd go and do something of the sort when I let you go to that party," said Marilla, sharp and shrewish in her very relief.
I heard he was a cripple, or something of the sort.
It was always obvious that these words are simply meant to be allusions or something of the sort.
Was something of the sort said in Munich not long ago and didn't a man have the same ambition.
My colleagues discussed for over one hour what this meaning was, if it would have any consequences, leading to something we failed to grasp, for example, or something of the sort," the PM told reporters.
It's everywhere in our holy books: Open anyone's bible to any random page and you're not likely to read for very long before you stumble on some smiting, slaying, gouging, ripping apart, or something of the sort.
More interesting would be to try to discover if there still exists a Tuscan genius loci, an identifiable regional quality that emerges through some artistic sentiment or stylistic choice; and indeed, something of the sort can be discerned.
Well those old enough may recall that something of the sort once actually did take place in our classrooms.