something of

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of something of

: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.

Word by Word Definitions

something play
  1. : some indeterminate or unspecified thing

  2. : some indeterminate amount more than a specified number

  3. : a person or thing of consequence

  1. : in some degree : somewhat

  2. used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective


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