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look like

  1. Have the appearance of, as in This letter looks like an acceptance. [c. 1400]

  2. it looks like. It seems likely that, as in It looks like they'll invite us to dinner. [Colloquial; c. 1900] Also see the subsequent idioms beginning with look like.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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