as much as

as much as  {adv. phr.}
1. or much as
Even though; although.
As much as I hate to do it, I must stay home and study tonight.
2. or so much as
Just the same as; almost; practically; really.
By running away he as much as admitted that he had taken the money.
You as much as promised you would help us.
The clerk as much as told me that I was a fool.
Compare: AS GOOD AS.
Categories: hate money study {adv. phr.}