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be nothing short of...

used to emphasize a situation, quality, or type of behaviour: The party was nothing short of a disaster. Her behaviour was nothing short of obnoxious. His achievements as a political reformer have been nothing short of miraculous.
Translations of “be nothing short of...”
in Chinese (Traditional) (用於強調狀況或品行)簡直就是,極其…
in Chinese (Simplified) (用于强调状况或品行)简直就是,极其…
(Definition of be nothing short of... from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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