Originally posted by chinawhite
Originally posted by rogue1
5 star is a universal rating used around the world, obviously you don't hvae any experience with it.
ILl quote you
""Hell this senior executinves apartment block is a 5 star hotel in all but name""
That would imply that it doesn't have a rating and your making them up as you go
Okay, this is off-topic, and I don't much go either way with these two, but, Chinawhite, for someone who has previously declared they speak English
as a 1st language, yours is terrible. Don't use idioms you don't understand.
The star-rating was invented by the Michelin Guide in France. It is now universally-recognised worldwide to rate the amenities of hotels.
And the idiom "in all but name" means that something fits the criteria exactly but hasn't been categorised according to the criteria.
Therefore, R1 is saying that if
a Michelin Guide (or Lonely Planet et al) reviewer reviewed the apartment block they would award it a 5-star
The opposite idiom is "in name only" and this is the one we can use for communist nations. All communist nations have been communist "in name
only" since the death of Lenin and the utter betrayal of the revolution by Stalin.