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Meaning of “nothing less than something” in the English Dictionary

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nothing less than something

(also nothing short of something) only a ​particularquality in something, and not ​worse: The ​chef will ​accept nothing less than ​perfection from his ​kitchenstaff. Nothing less than something is also used to show something is very ​important or ​serious: The ​presidentproposed nothing less than a ​completeoverhaul of the ​taxsystem. Note: Used to emphasize how important or difficult an activity is.
(Definition of nothing less than something from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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