the likes of somebody

the likes of (someone or something)

Anything comparable to someone or something. Typically used in a negative construction to indicate that something is unique or rare. Meteorologists think that blizzard was the storm of the century, so we shouldn't be seeing the likes of it again anytime soon. That acrobat show was incredible. I've never seen the likes of it.
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the likes of somebody

(informal) people like somebody: She didn’t want to associate with the likes of me.
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While the likes of Somebody Told Me, Read My Mind and Mr Brightside were greeted with fervour, the Arcade Fire-like Here With Me and The Way It Was inspired chin-stroking more than air-punching.
And I don't mind going for the likes of somebody who is 21, 22 or 23 with lots to prove and to learn and has got a bit of potential.