Idiom of the Week: As Good As New

Meaning: Describing an old or used thing that looks good and works well, maybe because of cleaning or repairs.

Examples:

I shined my shoes and now they look as good as new.

I went to visit him in the hospital after his surgery, and when I asked him how he felt, he answered, “As good as new.”

My car runs as good as new after I brought it to the mechanic.

 

Pop Quiz:

If something is as good as new, it’s…

A.  New.

B.  Not new.

C.  Not good.

To see the correct answer, click on “Continue reading”:

The correct answer is B. Something that is as good as new is not new but it looks like it and still works well.

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