When I discuss something in the meeting, I said 'We can use something like XXX to check errors".
What I meant was, not XXX, but similar thing that can serve our purpose better. But, it seems others understood I meant 'Let's use XXX'.
Because others said, 'No, let's not use xxx'. So I had to say 'No, not XXX, but something that's lighter, but serves same purpose'
My question: Does 'something like xxx' mean xxx? or something similar to xxx but not xxx?
or It was still the second but because I didn't add any explanation after something like xxx eg) I had to say in full "Let's use something like XXX, but lighter"