nothing so much as

idiom

used for emphasis
It looks like nothing so much as a big stick.

Examples of nothing so much as in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And Maddie will soon be wishing for nothing so much as to have her wish undone. Owen Gleiberman, Variety, 15 Mar. 2024 Without it, the internet would resemble nothing so much as an after-hours arcade, lifeless and dark. Sheon Han, WIRED, 4 Mar. 2024 In the course of the book, the diminutive economist, who stood just over five feet tall, comes to seem like nothing so much as a welterweight boxer. Krithika Varagur, The New Yorker, 12 Jan. 2024 Despite a fragmented narrative and a couple of interesting characters, very little in Culprits feels all that modern and nothing so much as flirts with abstraction. Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 7 Dec. 2023 Polsky peppers the film with Will’s dreams and hallucinations, sequences that resemble nothing so much as the bad LSD trips in drug-centric 1960s exploitation flicks, and are more annoying than illuminating. Joe Leydon, Variety, 21 Oct. 2023 To me, the paintings’ garishly bright colors and immaculate surfaces displayed in dark, chapel-like galleries conjure nothing so much as cheap Catholic kitsch. Sebastian Smee, Washington Post, 21 July 2023 But in other respects, this 5-year-old stone and stucco house resembles nothing so much as a contemporary castle. Mary Carole McCauley, Baltimore Sun, 4 May 2023 One even brags that CUSTOM TEXT CAN BE MADE FOR YOU, which sounds like nothing so much as something Jim Joe would write somewhere, whether on a wall, in a tweet or on a canvas. Hazlitt, 6 July 2022

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“Nothing so much as.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nothing%20so%20much%20as. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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