It goes a little something like this.

csicska

Senior Member
hungarian
Hello. Could you please tell me if "it goes a little something like this" means "it begins roughly as follows"? If so, is it used only for stories and songs? Thank you.

Eminem: I wanna introduce someone who is very important to me - a girl who is actually from here and helps me sing this song. Her name is Dido. And we OK to sing a little song for y'all. It goes a little something like this. (and they start singing the song)
 
  • analeeh

    Senior Member
    English - UK
    It's just a cliched expression people often say before beginning songs in performance. 'The song goes like...' refers to the whole song and not to the beginning. Literally it goes a little something like this' adds the sense of 'roughly' as you suggest, but in practice the whole expression doesn't mean very much beyond 'I am about to start singing'.
     
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