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24th November 2017

Something along those lines

We use this expression to say that the other person's idea is basically right.
Usage
Written: 
Yes
Spoken: 
Yes
Formal: 
No
Informal: 
Yes
Example 1
Did he try to make you buy it by reducing the price and offering you some free extras?
Yes, something along those lines.
Example 2
I expect you'll ask them about their experience and why they want to work here, right?
Yes, something along those lines. That's what normally happens in interviews, isn't it.