English version

not/without so much as something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishnot/without so much as somethingnot/without so much as somethingSURPRISEDused when you are surprised or annoyed that someone did not do something They left without so much as saying goodbye. He’d received not so much as a thank you from Tiffany. much
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not/without so much as somethingI never received so much as a reply.I, who had traveled all that long day on that train without so much as a cheese in my pocket?He had never had a day of sickness, not so much as a cold.The car survived the accident without so much as a dent.That he had dumped her without a word, without so much as a goodbye.How could we have put their bag into ours without so much as a single check?It is a matter of tone, not so much as content.So far in Rajasthan, I had not so much as nodded to another female.We got our six appearances, and not so much as one drop-by or mix-and-mingle extra.When they go straight to bed without so much as ordering a toasted sandwich or spending money at the bar.
not/without so much as somethingnot/without so much as somethingused when you are surprised or annoyed that someone did not do something He left without so much as a goodbye. so
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not/without so much as somethingI, who had traveled all that long day on that train without so much as a cheese in my pocket?He had never had a day of sickness, not so much as a cold.That he had dumped her without a word, without so much as a goodbye.How could we have put their bag into ours without so much as a single check?It is a matter of tone, not so much as content.So far in Rajasthan, I had not so much as nodded to another female.We got our six appearances, and not so much as one drop-by or mix-and-mingle extra.When they go straight to bed without so much as ordering a toasted sandwich or spending money at the bar.
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