not (too) shabby


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

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Recent Examples on the Web High School Sports ‘Unreal’: Loyola tops No. 1 Mira Costa in boys’ volleyball showdown March 23, 2024 Barely two months into his prep track career, Dezeurn is making a name for himself — not too shabby for a kid who will not celebrate his 16th birthday until early October. Steve Galluzzo, Los Angeles Times, 24 Mar. 2024 Despite the tapering off, 165,000 is not too shabby. Jill Schlesinger, The Mercury News, 15 Jan. 2024 Sunshine and light breezes were not too shabby today and near enough to our averages in the upper 50s — hard to complain, right? A. Camden Walker, Washington Post, 13 Nov. 2023 But working in castles in Scotland for The Buccaneers was not too shabby. Jp Mangalindan, Peoplemag, 24 Nov. 2023 That's still not shabby compared with 2019, and the layoff readings suggest that the labor market might continue cooling without getting uncomfortably cold, as Heard's Justin Lahart explains. WSJ, 29 Aug. 2023 And of course, the Ritz-Carlton is simply a (not too shabby) temporary location while a more permanent festival center is built in Jeddah’s much more communal old town. Alex Ritman, The Hollywood Reporter, 9 Dec. 2022 The phone will ship with Android 13, and will get three years of OS version upgrades and four years of security updates — not too shabby. Allison Johnson, The Verge, 5 Jan. 2023 Not exactly MotoGP numbers and not really in the ballpark for the 150 horsepower MotoE bikes due from Ducati this year, but not too shabby either. Bill Roberson, Forbes, 27 Jan. 2023

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