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]


Nearby words

  1. not suffer fools gladly,
  2. not take no for answer,
  3. not the half of it,
  4. not the only fish in the sea,
  5. not think much of,
  6. not to mention,
  7. not to worry,
  8. not touch with a ten-foot pole,
  9. not turn a hair,
  10. not up to

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