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I could smell something burning.
Carl said something about an operation.
Whenever she sees something that she likes, she goes and buys it.
Her brother is something in advertising (=he has a job in advertising).
Be quiet – I have something important to tell you.
Jake looks pale – is there something wrong with him?
I’d love to quit my job and do something else with my life.
Would you like something to drink?
There’s always something to do at the farm.
He’s always complaining about something or other.
They say creating a work of art is something like giving birth.
The house looks something like a medieval fortress.
The look on Max’s face was something between puzzlement and anger.
The building is going to be something like 12 storeys tall.
He’s earning something between £20,000 and £25,000 a year.
An average house in the area costs something around £280,000.
I can’t remember his name – Harry something, I think.
The account number was four-two-three-something-something-five.
You should see the summer exhibition – it’s quite something!
We took the new super-fast train, and that was really something.
What Noreen’s done with the business is quite something.
My grandmother was something of a poet.
Jill considers herself to be something of an environmentalist.
Woods’s performance in the tournament was something of a disappointment.
Don’t just stand there – do something!
I wish I could have done something to help those poor children.
Why doesn’t the government do something about the rising fuel prices?
I can’t always open my emails – it has something to do with the type of attachment they come with.
I wanted to prove to my family that I could make something of myself.
We should at least call or something and make sure she’s all right.
He works as an investment banker or something like that.
‘Young people these days all want something for nothing’, he said.
Chloe is even more beautiful than her sister, and that’s saying something.
She may not be the best worker, but she always tries hard, and that’s something.
‘I’ve only enough money for basic necessities.’ ‘Well, that’s something.’
There was something about his face that reminded me of my uncle.
There’s something about Christmas that makes everyone behave like children.
There was something rather strange about the way he talked.
A lot of people support Katz’s theory, so there must be something in it.
I think there may be something in his story – anyway, I’ll question him further.