just like that
Suddenly and, sometimes, unexpectedly. For example, The alarm went off, just like that, or And then they walked out, just like that.
Also, like that. Very friendly or intimate with one another. For example, Bill and his boss often see each other socially; they are just like that, or Joe and Jane are always together; they're like that. This expression is usually emphasized by the speaker's holding up two fingers and either keeping them together or crossing them to show the closeness or intimacies of the parties being discussed. [Colloquial; early 1900s]
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It got so bad, that the school resorted to “Groupon-like services” to fill seats.Is Any College Football Coach Worth $60 Million? Jim Harbaugh Is|Jesse Lawrence|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Though not in production yet, the high-end heels will be sold through a Tesla-like model.
He was kept in a dorm-like building, which has also been reported in other allegations.
May looked along at the dimpled grace, And then at the saint-like, fair old face, “How funny!”
"Buy something for your wife that-is-to-be," he said to his grand-nephew, as he handed him the folded paper.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
His strong legs and his broad, spade-like feet helped to make him a fine swimmer.The Tale of Grandfather Mole|Arthur Scott Bailey
The wave-like movement of these animals is particularly graceful and cleverly done.
These dreamy, Madonna-like beauties are the result of the most severe and protracted study.