not the type

idiom

: not a particular kind of person
Her mother is not the type to complain.

Examples of not the type in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rodney said his brother was not the type of person to back down. Michael Kaplan, CBS News, 17 May 2024 Head coach Knute Kraus, who was a star defenseman at Salisbury from 2012 to 2015 and was asked by Rodriguez to take over, said his former groomsman is not the type to give up. Edward Lee, Baltimore Sun, 7 May 2024 But there is different information stored for an average student that is likely not the type of information used to fraudulently file taxes, Neuman said. Nathan Solis, Los Angeles Times, 26 Apr. 2024 Alex Sharp is not the type to stay in one place for long. Ian Malone, Vogue, 21 Mar. 2024 Michael’s not the type of guy who’ll be happy selling real estate for his father (Paul Guilfoyle, given too little to do) and wearing a pink shirt with the company’s logo. Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter, 13 Mar. 2024 Conclusion Lillard is not the type of player to make excuses or lose confidence. Brian Sampson, Forbes, 21 Feb. 2024 Despite their over 50-year romance, Dolly Parton and Carl Thomas Dean are not the type to flaunt their love. Nicole Briese, Peoplemag, 11 Jan. 2024 Scott had a reputation for being diligent and hardworking, maybe a tad arrogant, but not the type to make rousing speeches in the locker room at halftime. Robert Samuels, The New Yorker, 1 Nov. 2023

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“Not the type.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/not%20the%20type. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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