no mean


used to say that something is good or impressive
a tennis player of no mean ability
Getting the project done on time will be no mean feat.

Examples of no mean in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In his hands, Chandler felt achingly real—no mean feat in a series that relied on three main sets and broad jokes. Radhika Seth, Vogue, 1 Nov. 2023 However, getting the data requires sticking a recording device on a suction cup to the back of a whale—no mean feat, particularly with a reporter watching. Longreads, 15 Sep. 2023 The workaday mechanics of effective governance may be unglamorous, but navigating them is no mean feat. Becca Rothfeld, Washington Post, 13 Sep. 2023 The build started and finished this year, which is no mean feat. Becky Lucas, The Hollywood Reporter, 9 Sep. 2023 The action and adventure are very tame, and there are no mean characters who cause problems. Common Sense Media, Washington Post, 7 July 2023 Mexico’s massive presence as the country of honor at Annecy is no mean feat, taking organizer Pixelatl at least a year to put together the programs and secure the classic and recent short films to showcase. Anna Marie De La Fuente, Variety, 9 June 2023 That Miller manages to make such a funny, fully dimensional impression as Barry Allen, better known as the Flash, is no mean feat given the movie’s slavish devotion to nostalgic fan service. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 6 June 2023 See More

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“No mean.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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