after a fashion
phrasal in an approximate or rough way <
became an artist after a fashion
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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 — 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

  • 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, or mode …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fashion piece — 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

  • Fashion plate — 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

  • fashion — noun 1 style of dressing, etc. popular at a particular time ADJECTIVE ▪ contemporary, current, latest, modern, new ▪ changing, passing ▪ changing f …   Collocations dictionary

  • fashion — fashionless, adj. /fash euhn/, n. 1. a prevailing custom or style of dress, etiquette, socializing, etc.: the latest fashion in dresses. 2. conventional usage in dress, manners, etc., esp. of polite society, or conformity to it: the dictates of… …   Universalium

  • fashion — See: AFTER A FASHION, HIGH FASHION or HIGH STYLE …   Dictionary of American idioms

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