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English definition of “nothing less than something”

nothing less than something

( also nothing short of something)
only a particular quality in something, and not worse: The chef will accept nothing less than perfection from his kitchen staff. Nothing less than something is also used to show something is very important or serious: The president proposed nothing less than a complete overhaul of the tax system. Note: Used to emphasize how important or difficult an activity is.
(Definition of nothing less than something from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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