English version

be more something than something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbe more something than somethingbe more something than somethingto be one thing rather than another It was more a worry than a pleasure. more
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be more something than somethingWhen dealing with only a few dollars, these kind of interactions can be more amusing than annoying.A drop in voltage can be more serious than a power cut.She was more naked than if she were wearing nothing.Yet, when you came down to it, what was more natural than murder?Some rocks are more porous than others.Mission-driven organizations are more efficient than rule-driven organizations, for one.There are more antique stores than supermarkets, more cafes than gas stations.The disease of tuberculosis is more dangerously infectious than that of leprosy...
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