be up to much

not be up to much

  (British & Australian)
to not be of a very high quality It's a very beautiful-looking town but the shopping's not up to much.
See much ado about nothing, be much cop, be nothing much to write home about
See also: much, up

not be up to much

  (British informal)
if something is not up to much, it is not very good or effective This hairdryer's not up to much - it only blows out cold air.
See also: much, up