English version

the likes of somebody/something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishthe likes of somebody/somethingthe likes of somebody/somethingspoken a) DON'T LIKEused to talk about someone you do not like or do not approve of I don’t want you spending time with the likes of him. b) LIKE/SIMILARused to talk about people of a particular type Information is collected through the likes of the FBI, CIA, and Scotland Yard. like
Examples from the Corpus
the likes of somebody/somethingAs he snored, she told him Florence was full of jobs for the likes of him and by no means all were living-in.She wanted a rest from the likes of Amy.One could hear the cries of outrage from the likes of Mrs Whitehouse and Mrs Thatcher.I think we shall not see the likes of Princess Diana ever again.And it was on this point that the likes of Mr Graham and I had some of our most interesting debates.I mean, if the police can get the paperwork through the likes of me, why not?But then they were not written with the likes of me in mind.
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