as good as

[as good as] {adv. phr.} Nearly the same as; almost.

She claimed that he as good as promised to marry her.

He as good as called me a liar.

We'll get to school on time, we're as good as there now.

The man who had been shot was as good as dead.

- Often used without the first "as" before adjectives.

When the car was repaired, it looked good as new.