no small matter


: something that is difficult or problematic : something to be taken seriously
Getting the money to finance a project like this is no small matter.
Losing one's job is no small matter.

Examples of no small matter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But Poor Things’ box office victory is no small matter, and is boost for Searchlight as David Greenbaum, the specialty studio’s president, takes over Sean Bailey’s old job running Disney’s live-action studio. Pamela McClintock, The Hollywood Reporter, 9 Mar. 2024 That Washington agreed to this $23 billion arms deal is no small matter. Soner Cagaptay, Foreign Affairs, 19 Feb. 2024 This is no small matter for the United States, or Japan or Europe for that matter. Milton Ezrati, Forbes, 17 July 2023 The per capita distinction is no small matter, given that India is the world’s second-most populous country and will likely steal the top spot from China within the next decade. Michael Kugelman, Foreign Affairs, 1 Dec. 2015 That's no small matter given the $4 million price tag for a Patriot interceptor. Tom Vanden Brook, USA TODAY, 5 July 2023 With nearly one in five military families citing challenges with spousal employment as a reason for considering leaving active-duty service, the issue is no small matter for the military’s recruitment and training efforts, according to the White House. Aamer Madhani, Anchorage Daily News, 10 June 2023 Preserving Threadgill’s working methods is no small matter. Seth Colter Walls, New York Times, 28 May 2023 Taking the fight to Slotkin, who is known for being an adept campaigner who leaves little to chance, will be no small matter for any challenger. Todd Spangler, Detroit Free Press, 25 Apr. 2023

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“No small matter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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