I'm not sure about the meaning of this sentence:

He is about as can-do a professional as you will find.

I know it's a comparative sentence. But does it mean something like "he is the most can-do person we can find on Earth"?

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No, the scope doesn't need to be the whole Earth. It means he is as willing and eager (can-do) as the best you will find when you search within some implied set of professionals. That implied set would be in the context of the statement.

  • Thank you very much for your answer. It's perfectly clear now!
    – Jérôme
    Mar 23, 2020 at 22:13
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    Can-do does not equal capable. It means that you're willing to say "Yes" when asked to do something.
    – nick012000
    Mar 24, 2020 at 6:31
  • Yes, you are right. I will make a correction in my answer. Mar 24, 2020 at 6:43

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