not (too) shabby

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of not (too) shabby

informal
: fairly good or quite good
  • He came in second in the race. That's not too shabby for an inexperienced runner.

Word by Word Definitions

too play
  1. : besides, also

  2. : to an excessive degree : excessively

  3. : to such a degree as to be regrettable

shabby play
  1. : clothed with worn or seedy garments

  2. : threadbare and faded from wear

  3. : ill-kept : dilapidated


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