not to be sneezed at
Also, nothing to sneeze at. Not to be ignored or dismissed, as in It's a great honor, not to be sneezed at, or That salary of his is nothing to sneeze at. This expression presumably alludes to turning up one's nose in disdain. [c. 1800]
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- not suffer fools gladly,
- not take no for answer,
- not the half of it,
- not the only fish in the sea,
- not think much of,
- not to mention,
- not to worry,
- not touch with a ten-foot pole,
- not turn a hair,
- not up to
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