Example sentences of "[noun] is anything to go [adv] " in BNC.

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1 ‘ You come under the sign for twins , if this card is anything to go by , ’ he said , picking up the card Myra had sent .
2 If the Doors comparisons are to be believed — which they are not — success is only around the corner if the amount of hype for Oliver Stone 's movie is anything to go by .
3 If the after-Malta optimism is anything to go by , Europe may end up selling its costly fighter to Middle Eastern potentates .
4 If the after-Malta optimism is anything to go by , Europe may end up selling its costly fighter to Middle Eastern potentates .
5 The evidence is that you stand as good a chance of getting the choice of currency right as the experts if the return from the managed funds is anything to go by .
6 Care management is at an early stage of development in Britain but , if the experience in the United States is anything to go on , we can be optimistic that the system will promote for the recipient a better coordination of services and a better quality of community care .
7 If our test car is anything to go by , though , the cracks might be beginning to show .
8 If this year 's hairy , cosmically-inclined fest is anything to go by , Reading ‘ 93 will be alarmingly similar to Reading ‘ 73 , where ten-minute tom tom solos meet spliffed-up , spaced-out poses , the Glam lies down on that boggy broadway where the Salvation Army tent provides soup and a roll for ten pence and Manic Street Preachers are the punk rock of the future .
9 DROPPING your aitches is something of a crime if My Fair Lady is anything to go by , and the game that her fair ladyship the Queen was playing in last week 's Echo Memories had indeed committed that crime .
10 Indeed , if the existing track record is anything to go by , aid is probably detrimental .
11 That may not be too far off if the progress of the last 50 years is anything to go by .
12 But , if sterling 's performance against the US dollar and West German mark is anything to go by , the worry of 16 per cent base rates will continue .
13 Anyone who has romantic ideas of what it must have been like for great women and men to be filled with God 's Spirit should think again if the story of Mary is anything to go by .
14 INVESTMENTS could soon be sold like whiter-than-white washing powder if the latest Personal Equity Plan launch is anything to go by .
15 If the past is anything to go by , the position will change but little , and the caveat emptor ( buyer beware ) principle will prevail .
16 If Thai superstition is anything to go by , a concomitant expansion in the human population can be expected .
17 If the recent huge success of Windows is anything to go by , Windows for Workgroups could prove to be a catalyst pushing many more PC users into the world of networking.Windows for Workgroups has several obvious new features .
18 Although the next quarter is also expected to be bleak for Proteon — the near-collapse of the absurd European Exchange Rate Mechanism last year has had a poor effect on prices in Europe , causing them to rise — if Swan 's track record of success is anything to go by , Proteon 's results - at least in Europe — might well be expected to be turned round .
19 For this afternoon 's rematch of the Welsh Cup finalists — Neath won that one 14-13 before 58,000 people at the Arms Park — Stradey has an upper limit of 18,700 and , if last season 's equivalent is anything to go by , every available space may be needed .
20 If early season form is anything to go by , Strabane could well be dark horses in the most open League race for years .
21 ‘ If previous form is anything to go by , we 'll be here for three to four hours . ’
22 If Charlotte 's Verbier is anything to go by , 1991 could be a long year .
23 For some the only problem encountered with dogs is getting the brown stuff out of their outsoles , but dogs are clearly more of a pest than this , if our postbag is anything to go by .
24 How Bunce Court got through the war it is hard to imagine , but get through it did and with flying colours , if the testimony of former pupils is anything to go by .
25 If the venue which staged the Dickies gig which he moaned about had imposed such a bigoted , snobbish door policy then , if his account is anything to go by , the audience would have considered one of intolerant wanker and a small number of his friends .
26 If the venue which staged the Dickies gig which he moaned about had imposed such a bigoted , snobbish door policy then , if his account is anything to go by , the audience would have considered one of intolerant wanker and a small number of his friends .
27 There must be no shortage of people who hold grudges against you if your current display of arrogance is anything to go by .
28 What is more difficult to predict into the middle of the next century is the proportion of the total population that this older group will constitute , because that depends upon the birth-rate , and the latter , if past experience is anything to go on , shifts unpredictably with transient social circumstances — such as the level of unemployment or whether or not there is a war — as well as with unstable social attitudes to child-bearing and the age at which it is thought suitable for women to bear children .
29 If the Australian experience is anything to go by , the cost here to government , employers and insurance companies could soon run into millions of pounds .
30 The anti-crisis plan will mean further deep cuts in living standards which , if Eastern Europe 's experience is anything to go by , will be tolerated only if people support their leaders .
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