not so much...

not so much... phrase
used for saying that one thing or fact is true or important rather than another

It’s not so much Mandy I’m worried about, it’s you.

It was not so much that the work was difficult, but that it was so boring.

Thesaurus: words used for saying that something is importantsynonym
Main entry: much

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • not think much of — phrase to not like someone or something very much I don’t think much of Hajime’s new girlfriend. Thesaurus: to hate or dislike someone or somethingsynonym Main entry: think * * * not think much of see ↑think …   Useful english dictionary

  • not so much as — without so much as phrase used for emphasizing that something did not happen or exist, especially when this is surprising Not so much as a whisper could be heard. She left the room without so much as a backward glance. Thesaurus: ways of saying… …   Useful english dictionary

  • not so much as — or without so much as used for emphasizing that something did not happen or exist, especially when this is surprising Not so much as a whisper could be heard. She left the room without so much as a backward glance …   English dictionary

  • not miss much — informal phrase to be intelligent and always know what is happening around you The old man didn’t miss much. Thesaurus: words used to describe intelligent or wise peoplesynonym someone who is intelligent or well informedhyponym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • Not\ so\ much — Not at all. Q. Do you like dead teenagers? I mean, for a snack. A. Not so much …   Dictionary of american slang

  • not so much - as - — not but rather the novel was not so much unfinished as unfinishable …   Useful english dictionary

  • not thought much of — index disreputable Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • not so much —    is often followed by but when the word should be as, as here: He was not so much a comic actor, consciously presenting an amusing part, but a real comedian (J. B. Priestley, cited by Partridge). Make it as a real comedian …   Dictionary of troublesome word

  • not see much of — not meet very often, see infrequently …   English contemporary dictionary

  • not so much as — not even the same amount as …   English contemporary dictionary


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