no slouch

be no slouch

To be very hardworking, enthusiastic, and/or skillful. Tom might not be the friendliest coworker in the world, but he's no slouch when it comes to running the company's IT systems.
See also: slouch

no slouch

A phrase used to describe someone very hardworking, enthusiastic, and/or skillful. Tom might not be the friendliest coworker in the world, but he's no slouch when it comes to running the company's IT systems.
See also: slouch
References in classic literature ?
He's no slouch at dog-breakin', that's wot I say," one of the men on the wall cried enthusiastically.
After his first few days working under new Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni, O'Shea said: "Sir Alex is up there on his own - although our new Ireland manager is no slouch when it comes to winning trophies.
Richard Thompson had previously staked out this territory as his own, but Tams is no slouch at evoking a time and sense of community of better days.
Giant mountains and lava-flooded craters, towering volcanic plumes and layers of sulfurous snow: When it comes to diversity of terrain, Jupiter's moon Io is no slouch.
On the other hand, when it comes to effacingness (self- or otherwise), Birnbaum, thirty-seven, is no slouch either.
He may not be warm and furry to the touch, but Sony's Aibo robot dog is no slouch as a substitute for the real thing.
Now, Goran Schildt has crowned his loving and extensive biography of his friend (AR May 1988 and AR March 1992) with an anthology of over 75 of Aalto's speeches and essays, all translated or reproduced in English (like most of his countrymen, Aalto was no slouch at foreign languages and during and after his '40s American period, he sometimes spoke in English - for instance in his 1957 RIBA Annual Discourse).
No Slouch can live up to his name by winning the principal race, the Dairygold Platinum Stakes at Cork today.
Upon finishing this book one can only conclude that Nancy, no slouch in the dishing department herself, would have enjoyed every morsel had it been written about anyone but her.
Of course, the August 25 put is no slouch, with open interest of 19,000 contracts.
A senior computer analyst adds, "LMIT is the fastest growing unit in Lockheed Martin, which is no slouch itself.
The Dodgers signed Paul Bako specifically for his defensive work but Phillips is no slouch.
When it comes to setting records, Siemens is no slouch -- especially in the race for bandwidth.
The acerbic clown Touchstone (played by Michael Siberry), the melancholy environmentalist Jaques (Philip Voss), a philosophy-loving Duke and his usurping brother (both played by James Laurenson) and Orlando (Dan Stevens), no slouch of a wooer himself.