have little/nothing to recommend him/her/it

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of have little/nothing to recommend him/her/it

: to have little/nothing to make him/her/it seem attractive or good
  • He has little/nothing to recommend him as a political candidate.

Word by Word Definitions

little play
  1. : not big: such as

  2. : small in size or extent : tiny

  3. : young

  1. : in only a small quantity or degree : slightly

  2. : not at all

  3. : rarely, infrequently

  1. : a small amount, quantity, or degree

  2. : a short time

  3. : a short distance

nothing play
  1. : not any thing : no thing

  2. : no part

  3. : one of no interest, value, or consequence

  1. : not at all : in no degree

  1. : something that does not exist

  2. : the absence of all magnitude or quantity

  3. : nothingness, nonexistence

  1. : of no account : worthless

recommend play
  1. : to present as worthy of acceptance or trial

  2. : to endorse as fit, worthy, or competent

  3. : entrust, commit

him play
  1. : objective case of he

her play
  1. : of or relating to her or herself especially as possessor, agent, or object of an action — compare 1she

  1. : objective case of she


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