nothing to write home about


nothing to write home about
UNEXCEPTIONAL, mediocre, ordinary, commonplace, indifferent, average, middle-of-the-road, run-of-the-mill; tolerable, passable, adequate, fair; informal OK, so-so, bog-standard, (plain) vanilla, no great shakes, not so hot, not up to much; Brit. informal common or garden; N. Amer. informal ornery.
home

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nothing to write home about (informal)
Not very exciting or attractive
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Main Entry:home
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nothing to write home about see under ↑home
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Main Entry:write

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nothing/not anything/to write home about phrase
not very good

The acting was very good but the music was nothing to write home about.

Thesaurus: not very goodsynonym
Main entry: write

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nothing to write home about — see write
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Main Entry:home
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nothing to write home about
informal : not very good or appealing :ordinary

The food at that restaurant is nothing to write home about.

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Main Entry:write

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • nothing to write home about — Something that is not special or good is nothing to write home about …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • nothing to write home about —    To say that something is nothing to write home about means that it is not of great interest or importance.     Okay, she s written a couple of books, but nothing to write home about …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • nothing to write home about — not something that is especially good or exciting. The food was all right but nothing to write home about. Usage notes: often used as a humorous way to describe something that is obviously bad: War is nothing to write home about …   New idioms dictionary

  • nothing to write home about — n. something small or inconsequential. □ I got a little bit of a raise this year, but it was nothing to write home about. □ The party was nothing to write home about …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • nothing to write home about — pronoun Not exceptional; not noteworthy or especially good. The vegetables were okay, but the soup was nothing to write home about. Ant: something to write home about …   Wiktionary

  • nothing to write home about — not special or spectacular, no great shakes    He s a nice guy, but nothing to write home about …   English idioms

  • nothing to write home about — informal the amusement park was enjoyable enough, but nothing to write home about Syn: unexceptional, mediocre, ordinary, commonplace, indifferent, average, middle of the road, run of the mill, garden variety; boring, mundane, humdrum, ho hum;… …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • nothing to write home about — nothing special, nothing to get too excited about …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Nothing to write home about — not remarkable; unexciting; all right …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • nothing to write home about — Australian Slang not remarkable; unexciting; all right …   English dialects glossary