Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

comes close to

come close to
Meaning(s)
1) is as good as sth
  • How to MemorizePopularity MediumProfessional MediumSocial
    • comes close to standards/quality/expectations
  • Analysis
     The expression 'doen't come close to' is used to make comparisons. "Chocolate you buy in the supermarket doesn't come close to the stuff you can buy from the chocolatier." It means there is no comparison or it is as good as the other thing. The opposite ' to come close to' something means there is almost no distance or comparison between the two things being compared. "This wine comes very close to one I drank in Bordeaux last year." In this case, the two things being compared are similar and alike with each other.
  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. Nothing comes close to your homemade dinners, the boy told his mother as he sat back with an empty plate.
    2. The student was told that his engineering project didn't come close to the standards expected by the school.
    3. It's sometimes better to buy branded goods, because the quality of generic products often doesn't come close to the real thing.
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