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be no better than (a) sth

If you say that someone is no better than a person who is unpleasant or unkind, you mean that they have behaved in a similar way to this type of person: People who don't pay for a bus ticket are no better than common criminals.
Translations of “be no better than (a) sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 和…幾乎一樣,比…好不到哪裡去…
in Chinese (Simplified) 和…几乎一样,比…好不到哪儿去…
(Definition of be no better than (a) sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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