as good as

as good as  {adv. phr.}
Nearly the same as; almost.
She claimed that he as good as promised to marry her.
He as good as called me a liar.
We'll get to school on time, we're as good as there now.
The man who had been shot was as good as dead.
- Often used without the first "as" before adjectives.
When the car was repaired, it looked good as new.
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