or some such

idiom

: or some similar
She said she was too busy or some such nonsense.

Examples of or some such in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And, sure, Atlanta could also take a hard look at bringing Nolan Smith up the road from Athens or pursuing a corner or some such for a defense that ranked 27th in 2022. Nate Davis, USA TODAY, 22 Mar. 2023 Sounds like part of a jingle for air conditioning repair or some such. Dallas News, 18 Nov. 2022 But those accounts probably weren't suspended because of their advocacy of former President Donald Trump's tax and trade ideas or some such. James Pethokoukis, The Week, 10 Feb. 2022 The old saying seems true that too much of anything, even something of wholesome goodness, will break the camel’s back (or some such adage). Lance Eliot, Forbes, 10 Oct. 2021 Next is the back door – donating millions to build a library or some such. Bill Goodykoontz, Detroit Free Press, 19 Mar. 2021 Next is the back door — donating millions to build a library or some such. Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic, 17 Mar. 2021 But if Dalton, who's scheduled to become a free agent next week, had any thoughts of starting for Dallas this year amid a Prescott holdout or some such ... welp. Nate Davis, USA TODAY, 9 Mar. 2021 Going off to study the phylogeny of starfish, or some such thing, would frankly result in even more bewilderment and disappointment. Razib Khan, Discover Magazine, 6 Jan. 2013

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“Or some such.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/or%20some%20such. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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