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not so much sth as sth

If you say that something is not so much one thing as something else, you mean it is more the second thing: They're not so much lovers as friends. I don't feel angry so much as sad.
(Definition of not so much sth as sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “not so much sth as sth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 与其说是…还不如说是……
in Chinese (Traditional) 與其說是…還不如說是……
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