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English definition of “be nothing if not sth”

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be nothing if not sth

used to emphasize a quality: The senator was nothing if not honest (= he was very honest).Intensifying expressions
Translations of “be nothing if not sth”
in Russian быть в высшей степени каким-либо…
in Turkish son derece, ziyadesiyle…
in Polish być niezwykle jakimś…
(Definition of be nothing if not sth from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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