nothing but

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nothing but (not comparable)

  1. only
    Do you solemnly swear that you will tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you God?
    • 2016 February 18, Jackson, Jennie, “What would happen if you only ate potatoes?”, in The Independent[1]:
      In an attempt to lose weight and improve his relationship with food, Andrew Taylor has decided to eat nothing but potatoes for a year.
    • 2019 March 3, Grossman, Lena, quoting Roseanne Barr, “Roseanne Barr Goes After #MeToo Movement in Scathing Interview: "They're Nothing But Hos"”, in E! Online[2]:
      "It's because they're hos," she told Owens. "If you don't run out of the room and go, 'Excuse me, you don't do that to me,' and leave, but you stayed around because you're like, 'Well, I thought maybe he was going to give me a writing job,' well, you aren't nothing but a ho."

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