something of

idiom

: to some degree
used to make a statement or description less forceful or definite
He is something of an expert with car repair.
We have something of a problem here.
The movie was something of a disappointment.

Examples of something of in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Her Staud look, then, was something of a break from the norm, given that the LA brand—also popular with Gen Z super Bella Hadid—has dresses that start from around $250. Kerry McDermott, Vogue, 12 July 2024 The chain restaurant downtown is big and beautiful — and something of a wreck. July 11, 2024 at 4:00 p.m. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, 11 July 2024 Hulu is something of a latecomer to the stand-up game among the big streaming services. Rick Porter, The Hollywood Reporter, 10 July 2024 The first crewed Starliner test mission to the ISS has been something of an embarrassment for Boeing and NASA. David Szondy, New Atlas, 10 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for something of 

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“Something of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/something%20of. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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