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    Smile meaning

    A: Is a package tour more expensive than a regular one?
    B: No. Actually, it is cheaper.
    A: Sounds like fine. How much does it cost for the two of us?
    B: It will come to something around $900.

    What is the meaning of "sounds like fine"?
    What does "something" mean here?

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    Re: meaning

    [1] "Sounds ok to me" - Would probably have said "Sounds fine" rather than "Sounds like...."

    [2] "Something around...." = Approximately

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    Re: meaning

    'Sounds like' requires a noun.: sounds like hard work, sounds like thunder, sounds like someone I know.... People who (mistakenly) say 'Sounds like fine' have probably either misheard - or copied someone else who has misheard - something like this.

    Where did you go at the weekend?
    We went to the new theme park - a whole crowd of us.
    Sounds like fun.


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