nothing less than

idiom

1
used to give emphasis to a description
The idea is nothing less than revolutionary.
2
used to say that something is the least that a situation, person, etc., requires or will accept
He demands nothing less than the best service.
I want nothing less than a full refund!
This job requires nothing less than our best effort.

Examples of nothing less than in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web OpenAI’s goal is nothing less than to create artificial general intelligence, a version of AI that can perform most tasks as well as or better than humans. Kylie Robison, Fortune, 15 Feb. 2024 To beat Aryna Sabalenka – particularly this Aryna Sabalenka – will likely require nothing less than Gauff’s best. Dan Wolken, USA TODAY, 24 Jan. 2024 Some collectors seek nothing less than 100-point cars, which is only achievable with a full restoration that returns the machine to its like-original-condition, resetting a ticking clock called entropy. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 30 Jan. 2024 What even the wildest optimists could not have predicted was that Christopher Reeve would be nothing less than great in it. Owen Gleiberman, Variety, 23 Jan. 2024 To address the new problems of economic security and avoid a downward spiral that could threaten the global economy, U.S. officials must reckon with a major task: nothing less than a transformation of the U.S. government. Henry Farrell, Foreign Affairs, 19 Oct. 2023 For Ferraro, the Sharks should ask for the world, getting nothing less than a package that includes a first-rounder, and a promising prospect, with perhaps a veteran also in the mix to make the cap hits work. Curtis Pashelka, The Mercury News, 9 Jan. 2024 Members of Netanyahu’s far-right cabinet seek nothing less than the de facto annexation of the West Bank. Martin Indyk, Foreign Affairs, 2 Oct. 2023 Lai’s main challenger, nationalist Kuomintang candidate Hou Yu-ih, has framed the election as nothing less than a choice between war and peace, warning that the DPP would push Taiwan toward unavoidable confrontation with China. Meaghan Tobin, Washington Post, 10 Jan. 2024 See More

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“Nothing less than.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nothing%20less%20than. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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