little better than

idiom

: not much better than (something) : only slightly better than (something)
The cookies were little better than cardboard.

Examples of little better than in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Operated by Catholic priests and nuns, who often were unwaveringly demanding to the point of fanatical sadism, the most infamous of these schools were little better than prison camps. Joe Leydon, Variety, 31 Jan. 2024 At the time, the early 1970s, the museum world was little better than the auto industry. Sebastian Smee, Washington Post, 18 Oct. 2023 But without those features, the Pencil is little better than cheaper alternatives, like, for instance, the USB-C Logitech Crayon. Wes Davis, The Verge, 17 Oct. 2023 There are still women and babies fleeing war who try to cross the Aegean in boats little better than wooden coffins. A.e. Stallings, The New York Review of Books, 17 Aug. 2023 But one coastal area, San Diego, once also considered at higher risk, perhaps fared a little better than expected, as Hilary’s track moved eastward more than initially expected. Rong-Gong Lin Ii, Los Angeles Times, 22 Aug. 2023 Hopefully, the integration is a little better than the native ZIP support, though. Tom Warren, The Verge, 23 May 2023 At first, neuroscientists rightly dismissed all these consumer devices as inaccurate and unvalidated, little better than toys. Time, 26 June 2023 Both the standard Razr and the Plus are promised three years of OS upgrades and four years of security support, which is a little better than Motorola has done in the past but still falls short of Samsung’s promised four OS upgrades and five years of security support. Allison Johnson, The Verge, 1 June 2023

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“Little better than.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/little%20better%20than. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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