"as much as"

Charles Doyle cdoyle at UGA.EDU
Mon Feb 15 21:46:29 UTC 2010

The rotating news snippets that show on the Yahoo home page include this:

"Surprisingly, the Apple iPhone retails for almost as much as it costs to make."

Doesn't it mean to say "almost as LITTLE"?  Or perhaps "as much" is construed to mean 'the same amount' in either direction?


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