Meaning of “be no better than (a) sth” in the English Dictionary

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"be no better than (a) sth" in British English

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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.

(Definition of “be no better than (a) sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)