no less

no less

Used at the end of a statement to emphasize how surprising or unexpected something is. I just bought the coolest leather jacket—and on sale, no less! They lost the game at the very last minute, and by a goal knocked in by their own player, no less.
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no ˈless

(often ironic) used to suggest that something is surprising or impressive: She’s having lunch with the Director, no less.
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References in classic literature ?
At the end of the room, by the side of a lofty chimney blazoned with arms from top to bottom, in a rich red velvet arm-chair, sat Dame de Gondelaurier, whose five and fifty years were written upon her garments no less distinctly than upon her face.
It was in the yard of one of these inns--of no less celebrated a one than the White Hart--that a man was busily employed in brushing the dirt off a pair of boots, early on the morning succeeding the events narrated in the last chapter.