of sorts
or of a sort phrasal in some respects but not entirely or truly <
a vacation of sorts
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • of sorts — or of a sort of a type that is not exactly the same as the actual thing, or is not as good as the actual thing She s an artist of sorts. Capitalism of a sort has existed for a number of years …   English dictionary

  • of\ sorts — • of sorts • of a sort adj. phr. Not especially good; not very good; of common quality. Joel was a magician of sorts, and popular at parties …   Словарь американских идиом

  • of sorts — ► of a sort (or of sorts) of a somewhat unusual or inferior kind. Main Entry: ↑sort …   English terms dictionary

  • of sorts — phrasal or of a sort : of an inconsequential or mediocre quality a poet of sorts * * * of a sort or of sorts 1. Vague, rough, inexact 2. Inferior • • • Main Entry: ↑sort …   Useful english dictionary

  • of sorts — or[of a sort] {adj. phr.} Not especially good; not very good; of common quality. * /Joel was a magician of sorts, and popular at parties./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • of sorts — or[of a sort] {adj. phr.} Not especially good; not very good; of common quality. * /Joel was a magician of sorts, and popular at parties./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • of sorts — idi of a mediocre or poor kind: a tennis player of sorts. Also, of a sort …   From formal English to slang

  • of sorts — adjective Resembling; similar to; in a way; partial or not entire; somewhat. He wrote a polite retraction, as an apology of sorts for his harsh words …   Wiktionary

  • of sorts — of poor quality; of one kind or another …   English contemporary dictionary

  • of a sort (or of sorts) — of a somewhat unusual or inferior kind. → sorry for …   English new terms dictionary

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