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    Unhappy come close

    HI everybody,

    A standard multivitamin supplement doesn't come close to making up for an unhealthy diet.

    How can I say come close in differently?

    Thank you very much!

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    Re: come close

    Lots of alternatives - 'approach', 'approximate' [that's a verb, with /eı/ in the last syllable], 'get [anywhere] near', 'is a poor substitute for', 'is no substitute for', 'can't compensate for'; or change the sentence around: 'you can't make up for an unhealthy diet by taking a standard multivitamin supplement'.

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