none other than

That very person or thing, the same as. For example, In the elevator I ran into none other than the woman we'd been talking about, or It turned out to be none other than Jim in a clown costume. [Late 1800s]


Nearby words

  1. nondrip,
  2. nondurable,
  3. none,
  4. none of one's business,
  5. none of the above,
  6. none the wiser,
  7. none the worse for,
  8. none too,
  9. none-so-pretty,
  10. noneconomic

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