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    Question as wizards go

    "Yes; not a bad fellow as wizards go."
    I suppose this "as wizards go" means "as for a wizard," am I right? May this construction be used in other situations? Could you give some examples, if yes?

    Thanks a lot in advance,
    Nyggus

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    Re: as wizards go

    "As wizards go" means that you're comparing this fellow to other wizards. "As.....go" is usually used in a humorous way, meaning that you're trying to find one good thing/person among a crowd or bad or strange or unusual ones.

    For example: As death sentences go, the electric chair is not a bad way to die.

    The soybean and alfalfa sprout sandwich wasn't too bad, as health foods go.

    Our room at the Motel 6 was surprisingly clean and comfortable as discount lodging goes.

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    Thumbs up Re: as wizards go

    Thanks, Ouisch! I am wondering whether this structure may be found in any dictionary -- I haven't found it, so your help is priceless!

    Nyggus

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