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be something of a sth

informalC2 used to ​describe a ​person or thing in a way that is ​partlytrue but not ​completely or ​exactly: It came as something of a ​surprise. He has a ​reputation as something of a ​troublemaker. I have a ​biologyquestion for you - I ​hear you're something of an ​expert.
(Definition of be something of a sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “be something of a sth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 有些像,在某种程度上是…
in Chinese (Traditional) 有些像,在某種程度上是…
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