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English definition of “such as it is”

such as it is

used to suggest that something you have referred to is of low quality or not enough: You're welcome to borrow my tennis racket, such as it is. Breakfast, such as it was, consisted of a plain roll and a cup of coffee.Informal words for badRubbish and wasteSerious and unpleasantNot of good quality
(Definition of such as it is from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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