nothing to write home about

idiom

informal
: not very good or appealing : ordinary
The food at that restaurant is nothing to write home about.

Examples of nothing to write home about in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Kentucky's offense has been nothing to write home about this season. Ryan Black, The Courier-Journal, 5 Dec. 2022 The movie itself is nothing to write home about, but at least Soper has Diana’s likeness and mannerisms down pat, making this one of the better Diana portrayals (jn a Lifetime movie, anyway). Emma Specter, Vogue, 26 Oct. 2022 Not offensive or bad at all, but nothing to write home about. Marc Bona, cleveland, 7 Aug. 2022 Daniele’s life on dry land seems nothing to write home about: we’re given but a brief glimpse of his humdrum job on an artichoke farm, while his conversations with girlfriend Maila betray little passion or intense emotional investment. Guy Lodge, Variety, 10 Apr. 2022 In a pre-Covid world, a $61 million global theatrical opening for a film that comes with a hefty production budget in the range of $200 million would have been nothing to write home about. Frank Pallotta, CNN, 4 Aug. 2021 Seemingly everyone laughed at the Herm Edwards hiring ahead of the 2018 season, and while 15-11 in two seasons is nothing to write home about, the Sun Devils could be ready for a breakthrough. Josh Newman, The Salt Lake Tribune, 30 Oct. 2020 While Schröder's numbers were nothing to write home about (10.9 points, 5.9 assists, 39.3 percent shooting), his impact could be seen in other ways. Rahat Huq, Chron, 19 Sep. 2022 Stafford’s final two seasons with the Lions were nothing to write home about. Dallas News, 24 Jan. 2022

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“Nothing to write home about.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nothing%20to%20write%20home%20about. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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