Posted by Henry on August 03, 2004
In Reply to: The "as [adj.] as somebody can be" pattern posted by sphinx on August 03, 2004
: Do you like Elvis' songs? in "Mean Woman Blues":
: "I got a woman as mean as she can be."
: I've heard this phrase "as adj. as one can be" a lot.
: What does that mean?
: Have you other examples?
It means very mean, or as mean as possible.
That's as good as it gets.