be tantamount to something
to have the same bad qualities or effect as something else
The new tax is tantamount to stealing from the poor.
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be tantamount to something — formal phrase to have the same bad qualities or effect as something else The new tax is tantamount to stealing from the poor. Thesaurus: to be similar to, or the same as, something or someonesynonym Main entry: tantamount … Useful english dictionary
tantamount — tan|ta|mount [ˈtæntəmaunt] adj [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: tantamount something equal in value (1600 1700), from Anglo French tant amunter to amount to as much ] be tantamount to sth if an action, suggestion, plan etc is tantamount to something bad … Dictionary of contemporary English
tantamount — tan|ta|mount [ tæntə,maunt ] adjective FORMAL be tantamount to something to have the same bad qualities or effect as something else: The new tax is tantamount to stealing from the poor … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
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