such as it is


such as it is
such as it is
Being what it is (and no better)
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Main Entry:such

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such as it is mainly spoken phrase
used for showing that you do not have a good opinion of the thing that you have mentioned

The countries are still allies, but the special relationship, such as it was, ended long ago.

We’re trying to sell the furniture, such as it is.

Thesaurus: ways of emphasizing how bad something issynonym
Main entry: such

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such as it is (or they are)
what little there is; for what it's worth

the law, such as it is, will be respected

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such as it is
— used to say that something is not very good in quality or condition

The meal, such as it was, was served quickly. [=the meal, which was not very good, was served quickly]

Welcome to my humble home–such as it is.

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Main Entry:such

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Such — Such, a. [OE. such, sich, sech, sik, swich, swilch, swulch, swilc, swulc, AS. swelc, swilc, swylc; akin to OFries. selik, D. zulk, OS. sulic, OHG. sulih, solih, G. solch, Icel. sl[=i]kr, OSw. salik, Sw. slik, Dan. slig, Goth. swaleiks; originally …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • such — W1S1 [sʌtʃ] determiner, predeterminer, pron [: Old English; Origin: swilc] 1.) of the same kind as the thing or person which has already been mentioned ▪ Such behavior is just not acceptable in this school. ▪ The rules make it quite clear what… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • such — [ sʌtʃ ] function word *** Such can be used in the following ways: as a predeterminer (followed by a or an and a singular noun): She s such an intelligent woman. It was such a shame that you couldn t be with us. as a determiner (followed by a… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • such — /such/, adj. 1. of the kind, character, degree, extent, etc., of that or those indicated or implied: Such a man is dangerous. 2. of that particular kind or character: The food, such as it was, was plentiful. 3. like or similar: tea, coffee, and… …   Universalium

  • such — 1. such as an emphasizer. • How can the House express its indignant rejection of football hooliganism while setting such a persuasive example of undignified and daily indiscipline? Guardian Weekly, 1986. The construction with such a followed by… …   Modern English usage

  • such as it is — Just as it appears or is presented, not being any better or worse than most others of its kind; being average or mediocre. * /This pie, such as it is, is the best I can make./ * /Jane told her grandmother her grades, such as they were./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • such as it is — Just as it appears or is presented, not being any better or worse than most others of its kind; being average or mediocre. * /This pie, such as it is, is the best I can make./ * /Jane told her grandmother her grades, such as they were./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Such — may refer to:* Bob Such (fl. 1990s), Australian politician * Alec John Such (born 1956), American musician * Peter Such (born 1964), English cricketerSee also: * Screaming Lord Sutch (1940 1999), British musician …   Wikipedia

  • Such — ist der Name folgender Personen: Alec John Such (* 1956), ehemaliger E Bassist der Rockband Bon Jovi George Such (1798–1879), britischer Vogelkundler Manfred Such (* 1942), deutscher Politiker Diese Seite ist eine Begriffskläru …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • such — [adv/pron] aforementioned, specific aforesaid, akin, alike, analogous, comparable, corresponding, equivalent, like, parallel, said, similar, such a one, such a person, such a thing, suchlike, that, the like, this; concept 557 …   New thesaurus

  • such — O.E. swylc, swilc from a P.Gmc. compound *swalikaz so formed (Cf. O.S. sulik, O.N. slikr, O.Fris. selik, M.Du. selc, Du. zulk, O.H.G. sulih, Ger. solch, Goth. swaleiks), from swa so (see SO (Cf …   Etymology dictionary


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