Like X but a (little/lot) less Y and a (little/lot) more Z.
Is there a name for this type of comparison? It's not really an analogy (or is it?) It's not a simile or a dissimile.
Examples of usage:
- Detest is a lot like despising but a little less personal and a little more abstract
- To the eye, he seems to be a lot like Margy Time, but a little less power and a little more speed and flash (context link)
- Quixote is pronounced like peyote but a little less pee and a little more keex
Any suggestions? I added idiom-requests as well, as the answer could be an idiom, but if there's a definitive answer that's not an idiom, then please feel free to remove the tag (and this note).
PS: Apologies in advance for any lost productivity caused by the TVTropes link.