much less
conjunction Date: 1615 not to mention — used especially in negative contexts to add to one item another denoting something less likely <
can hardly grow, much less ripen, till the stock is in the earth — Jonathan Swift
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he is never going to get out of the eighth grade, much less ever make it to college — Thomas Meehan
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • much less — Not to mention • • • Main Entry: ↑less * * * still/much/even/less phrase used after a negative statement in order to emphasize that it applies even more to what you say next They are not interested in reading p …   Useful english dictionary

  • much less — much more, much less, still more, still less The principles, much more the practice, need a good deal of scrutiny. I didn t even see him, still less talk to him. Much more (or still more) is used when the grammatical form of the sentence is… …   Modern English usage

  • much less — (do something) and do not even do this. When our headlights flashed, the deer barely blinked, much less moved. They can hardly keep their Internet site running, much less guard against hackers …   New idioms dictionary

  • much less — {conj.} And also not; and even less able or likely to. Used after a negative clause. * /I never even spoke to the man, much less insulted him./ * /John couldn t even pick up the box, much less carry it upstairs./ * /George can hardly understand… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • much less — {conj.} And also not; and even less able or likely to. Used after a negative clause. * /I never even spoke to the man, much less insulted him./ * /John couldn t even pick up the box, much less carry it upstairs./ * /George can hardly understand… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • much\ less — conj And also not; and even less able or likely to. Used after a negative clause. I never even spoke to the man, much less insulted him. John couldn t even pick up the box, much less carry it upstairs. George can hardly understand arithmetic,… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • much less — conjunction Let alone; to say nothing of. This is such a terrible CD; I didnt listen to it, much less buy it. Syn: let alone, not to mention …   Wiktionary

  • much less — See at: as much as …   New idioms dictionary

  • much less — a lot fewer in degree or amount …   English contemporary dictionary

  • much less do something — much less (do something) and do not even do this. When our headlights flashed, the deer barely blinked, much less moved. They can hardly keep their Internet site running, much less guard against hackers …   New idioms dictionary

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