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    as good as moved out

    Please Dear teachers,

    could you build a sentence using "as good as moved out"? Would you mind of giving its meaning?

    He's as good as moved out!

    Is it fine? If so, what does it mean?

    Thank you!


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    Re: as good as moved out

    Someone, X, is living at home, and begins spending nights away, staying at a mate's flat. He takes his CDs ad DVDs and has them at his mates. Over the weeks, he leaves more and more clothes there as he takes off dirty clothes and leaves them, and puts on clean clothes he brought with him for work the next day. The speaker is perhaps using hyperbole, exaggerating for effect, and commenting that from the amount of things of his still remaining in his room in the parental home, it's as if he has moved out = or, very nearly = 'as good as' moved out. "He's as good as moved out!"

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    Re: as good as moved out

    so, in this context, "as good as" means "very nearly", right? Someone is working to get Miss/Mr X moved out from his/her house. Right? I think is not clear to me, what are the exact meanings of "as good as"?
    This is a movie whose title is As Good as It Gets - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, what does it mean?

    Thank you very much.

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    #4

    Re: as good as moved out

    As Good as It Gets = it won't get any better

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    #5

    Re: as good as moved out

    Ok, let's check this out:

    John is as good as his sister at math.
    It means John and his sister are good at math in the same proportion.

    As good as it gets
    It means it will not get any better.

    John is as good as moved out.
    It means someone is working to get John moved out of his/her house. But, why "good"? Is there any another simple way of saying the same thing?

    AsGoodAsNews.com
    What does this mean?

    Only as Good as Your Word.
    what?

    Thank you very much again for helping me out.


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    Re: as good as moved out

    Quote Originally Posted by marciobarbalho View Post
    Ok, let's check this out:

    John is as good as his sister at math.
    It means John and his sister are good at math in the same proportion.

    As good as it gets
    It means it will not get any better.

    John is as good as moved out.
    It means someone is working to get John moved out of his/her house. But, why "good"? Is there any another simple way of saying the same thing?
    Nothing to indicate anyone else is involved. It merely indicates that John is moving out and has more or less completely departed.
    "as good as" = almost
    AsGoodAsNews.com
    What does this mean? "What we have in this satirical site is as good as any news you will find"

    Only as Good as Your Word.
    what? To be as good as your word: to do everything that you promise someone you will. You are only as good as your word - if you fail in your promise to do something, you are no longer to be trusted.

    Thank you very much again for helping me out.
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