References in classic literature ?
Eh, Miss," said Luke, "he'd be no great shakes, I doubt, let's feyther do what he would for him.
Fashion-wise, it's no great shakes either but that doesn't mean the canny fashionista is waiting until the warm weather arrives to get her retail therapy fix.
Like Jock, Jose was no great shakes as a player and he partially owes his rise to fame to the late Bobby Robson, for whom he was a translator.
The James Eustace-trained three-year-old was no great shakes on the level - he was a maiden after 12 runs - but has shown distinct promise in the National Hunt arena.
To be honest, I don't think any of the three beaten provincial finalists to date are any great shakes.
Conclusion Wouldn't have to be any great shakes to land this.
West Indies are no great shakes, they're not even moderate shakes, nor even hippy, hippy shakes.
If Finnish art, unlike Finnish architecture and design, has been no great shakes, it may be because Finnish sensibility, rather like that of the Japanese, spreads itself evenly through all its tasks rather than reserving a Sunday punch for prestigious white-cube rectangles.
Unfortunately, the performance here is no great shakes, at least to these ears.
The newcomer need not be any great shakes and the success of Sir Michael Stoute's two-year-olds suggests he ought to be up to this.
No great shakes in terms of design, but the chat boards are blazing and most of the content is right on.
And she knows, too, that she is no great shakes at romance, being unattractive to most of the young men in her circle.
The table never lies, but Bruce's men are no great shakes.
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