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not anything to write home about

To be not especially remarkable or noteworthy; to be rather dull, mediocre, uninteresting, or unimportant. A variant of the more common phrase "nothing to write home about." A: "Have you eaten in that new sushi restaurant yet?" B: "Yeah, I went there last week. It was OK, but it isn't anything to write home about." His performance hasn't been anything to write home about so far. To be honest, we were expecting much more from him when we recruited him out of Dartmouth.
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On arriving at the Travelodge in Southwark, we were pleased to find the hotel was indeed only a very short walk from Southwark tube 'station - itself a short tube ride from Waterloo - and even though from the exterior the hotel isn't anything to write home about, inside it was spotlessly clean.
On arriving at the Travelodge in Southwark, we were pleased to find the hotel was indeed only a very short walk from Southwark tube station - itself a short tube ride from Waterloo - and even though from the exterior the hotel isn't anything to write home about, inside it was spotlessly clean.
That's his modus operandi, but his track record in football isn't anything to write home about.
Keith Harris will go anywhere that there's a bit of publicity," he said, "but his track record in football isn't anything to write home about.
The 6-1 isn't anything to write home about, but World Wide Web won't get many chances of winning a big pot like this and the price may not look at all bad after the race.
His record of two wins from 23 starts isn't anything to write home about.
I've seen more activity in quoting and selling than before, even though pricing isn't anything to write home about.
The technical picture isn't anything to write home about.
So maybe - just maybe - the Prime Minister pulling on his pinnie and frying up steak and chips for his rich and generous friends isn't anything to write home about.