I'd like to see someone do something
- used for saying that you do not believe someone can do something
I'd like to see her produce anything half as good as this!
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I'd like to see someone do something — I’d like to see someone do something phrase used for saying that you do not believe someone can do something I’d like to see her produce anything half as good as this! Thesaurus: ways of saying that you do not believe somethingsynonym Main entry … Useful english dictionary
see someone for something — see someone/something/for something phrase to realize what someone or something is really like, especially when this is worse than they appear to be I can now see him for the liar he really is. He finally saw her for what she was. Thesaurus: to… … Useful english dictionary
watch someone or something like a hawk — watch (someone or something) like a hawk : to watch (someone or something) very carefully The storeowner watches those teenagers like a hawk whenever they come in because she s afraid they re going to steal something. • • • Main Entry: ↑hawk… … Useful english dictionary
would see (someone) in hell before (you) would (do something) — if you say that you would see someone in hell before you would do something, especially something that they have asked you to do, you mean that you would never do that thing. I d see her in hell before I d agree to an arrangement like that … New idioms dictionary
like — like1 [ laık ] function word *** Like can be used in the following ways: as a preposition (followed by a noun): He looks like his father. as a conjunction (connecting two clauses): She looked like she was about to cry. as an adverb: I said, like … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
like — I UK [laɪk] / US adjective, adverb, conjunction, preposition *** Summary: Like can be used in the following ways: as a preposition (followed by a noun): He looks like his father. as a conjunction (connecting two clauses): She looked like she was… … English dictionary
see — 1 /si:/ verb past tense saw past participle seen /si:n/ UNDERSTAND/REALIZE 1 (I, T) to understand or realize something: I can see that you re not very happy with the situation. | Seeing his distress, Louise put her arm around him. (+ why/what/who … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
see — see1 W1S1 [si:] v past tense saw [so: US so:] past participle seen [si:n] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(notice/examine)¦ 2¦(notice something is true)¦ 3¦(ability to see)¦ 4¦(find out information)¦ 5¦(in the future)¦ 6¦(where information is)¦ 7¦(understand)¦ … Dictionary of contemporary English
see — see1 [ si ] (past tense saw [ sɔ ] ; past participle seen [ sin ] ) verb *** ▸ 1 notice with eyes/look at ▸ 2 meet/visit someone ▸ 3 for more information ▸ 4 understand something ▸ 5 consider particular way ▸ 6 imagine someone/something ▸ 7 find… … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
see — I UK [siː] / US [sɪ] verb Word forms see : present tense I/you/we/they see he/she/it sees present participle seeing past tense saw UK [sɔː] / US [sɔ] past participle seen UK [siːn] / US [sɪn] *** 1) [transitive, never progressive] to notice… … English dictionary