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    Hi,
    What does " as " mean in this context? I am little confused, I mean, if I say: you so much look at these cats the wrong way. Then what is the difference between these two sentences?

    Thanks for your help.



    Lincoln: Can't be done, Michael.
    Michael: Every single step's already been mapped out, every contingency.
    Lincoln: Every contingency, you may have the buleprints of this place, but there's one thing thoes plans can't show you, guys like Abruzzi, you so much as look at these cats the wrong way, they'll cut you up.
    Michael: As fas as the rest of these guys are concerned, I'm just another con doing his time, staying out of trouble.
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    Re: as

    You so much as means even. Click here so much as - Definition from the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary

    In the first sentence, as is omitted (...) because the phrase you so much as is a set phrase and with such phrases it's often the case that small bits are left out, if they don't change the meaning of the phrase:

    [1] You so much (as) look at these cats the wrong way.
    [2] You so much as look at these cats the wrong way, they'll cut you up.

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