Also, nothing like; not anywhere near; nowhere near. Quite different from, far from; also, not nearly. For example, The town’s library isn’t anything like the university’s library, or His outfit was nothing like his brother’s, or It isn’t anything like as cold as it was last winter, or That movie isn’t anywhere near as exciting as I thought it would be, or Her diamond is nowhere near as big as mine. The phrases with like date from the late 1700s, and those with near from the mid-1400s.
- Not a one-way street
noun phrase A situation, arrangement, etc, where reciprocal fairness is desired or required; it takes two to tango: Remember, this negotiation is not a one-way street (1950s+)
[noh-taf-uh-lee] /noʊˈtæf ə li/ noun 1. the collecting of bank notes as a hobby.
[noh-tair-ee-uh l] /noʊˈtɛər i əl/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of a . 2. drawn up or executed by a .
[noh-tuh-rahyz] /ˈnoʊ təˌraɪz/ verb (used with object), notarized, notarizing. 1. to certify (a document, contract, etc.) or cause to become certified through a . /ˈnəʊtəˌraɪz/ verb 1. (transitive) to attest to or authenticate (a document, contract, etc), as a notary v. 1935, from notary + -ize. Related: Notarized; notarizing.