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As [adjective] as it gets.

I would like to know how exactly this structure works and what it means. Some examples would be much appreciated. :) Thank you in advance!

For learning: English
Base language: English
Category: Language

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    "As X as it gets" means something is the most X that something could be.

    As good as it gets - nothing could be better.
    As difficult as it gets - nothing is more difficult.

    Hi Pablo!

    Its used to show comparison. Jimmy is as tall as Mark. Jenny is as thin as Mary.

    Its also used frequently for exaggerated comparisons. The coffee was as hot as the sun. Her skin was as white as snow.


    Hope this helped!

    This phrase is commonly used when stating how good or bad something is. It is used both sarcastically and non-literally (although almost literally because it indicates the true extremity of the matter/situation).

    Use of the phrase when something is really good or really bad:

    "This chocolate is as good as it gets," = the chocolate tastes really good (one wouldn't know if it is literally the best tasting chocolate in the world, but it is exceedingly good)

    "This chocolate is a bad as it gets," = the chocolate tastes really bad (one wouldn't know if it is literally the worst tasting chocolate in the world, but it is exceedingly bad)

    Use of the phrase sarcastically:

    "This hotel's service is as good as it gets" = the hotel's service is really bad

    "This hotel's service is as bad as it gets" = the hotel's service is really good

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