as good as

as good as (not comparable)

  1. almost, virtually, practically; tantamount to
    Sending the soldiers out into that blizzard was as good as murdering them!
    • 1644, John Milton, Areopagitica; a Speech of Mr. John Milton for the Liberty of Vnlicenc’d Printing, to the Parlament of England, London: [s.n.], OCLC 879551664 ↗:
      They who counsel ye to such a suppressing, do as good as bid ye suppress yourselves.

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