after a fashion
phrasal in an approximate or rough way <
became an artist after a fashion
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • After a fashion — Fashion Fash ion, n. [OE. fasoun, facioun, shape, manner, F. facon, orig., a making, fr. L. factio a making, fr. facere to make. See {Fact}, {Feat}, and cf. {Faction}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The make or form of anything; the style, shape, appearance …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • after a fashion — {adv. phr.} Not very well or properly; poorly. * /He played tennis after a fashion./ * /The roof kept the rain out after a fashion./ Compare: IN A WAY …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • after a fashion — {adv. phr.} Not very well or properly; poorly. * /He played tennis after a fashion./ * /The roof kept the rain out after a fashion./ Compare: IN A WAY …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • after a fashion — ► after a fashion to a certain extent but not perfectly. Main Entry: ↑fashion …   English terms dictionary

  • after a fashion — adverb to some extent; not very well (Freq. 1) he speaks French after a fashion * * * TO A CERTAIN EXTENT, in a way, somehow (or other), in a manner of speaking, in its way. → fashion * * * I. adverb : in …   Useful english dictionary

  • after a fashion — 1. if you do something after a fashion, you manage to do it although not very well. I can paint after a fashion, but I m certainly not as good as you. 2. almost, but not completely. A vegetarian diet is much healthier. That s true after a fashion …   New idioms dictionary

  • after\ a\ fashion — adv. phr. Not very well or properly; poorly. He played tennis after a fashion. The roof kept the rain out after a fashion. Compare: in a way …   Словарь американских идиом

  • after a fashion — the arrangement worked after a fashion Syn: to a certain extent, in a way, somehow, somehow or other, in a manner of speaking, in its way …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • after a fashion — not very well or effectively Things continued working after a fashion …   English dictionary

  • after a fashion — Synonyms and related words: appreciably, at any rate, at best, at least, at most, at the least, at the most, at the outside, at worst, by some means, comparatively, detectably, fairly, in a manner, in a way, in part, in some measure, in some way …   Moby Thesaurus

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