much less


much less

conjunction

Definition of MUCH LESS

:  not to mention —used especially in negative contexts to add to one item another denoting something less likely <had trouble paying for a car, much less a high-definition TV>

Examples of MUCH LESS

  1. <after spraining his ankle, the gymnast hadn't been expected to appear in today's event, much less win it>

First Known Use of MUCH LESS

1615

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