something of a

To some extent, as in Our professor is something of an eccentric. [Early 1700s]


Nearby words

  1. something else,
  2. something else again,
  3. something in the wind,
  4. something is rotten in the state of denmark,
  5. something like,
  6. something or other,
  7. something tells me,
  8. something thing, a,
  9. sometime,
  10. sometimes

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