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    #1

    What does this phrase mean?

    Hi, there!

    I happened to find this phrase in a book.

    "Anybody is as good as anybody else."

    Does it simply mean "all the people are equally good"?

    If so, can I have a situation where this can be used naturally?

    optimistic pessimist


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    #2

    Re: What does this phrase mean?

    Everybody is of the same value as everyone else.

    You could use it if there was a discussion about someone suggesting that they are not worth having around, and you disagree.

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    Re: What does this phrase mean?

    Hi, Anglika,

    Thank you for your reply.

    optimistic pessimist

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