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: no, 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: no, slouch
References in classic literature ?
Not good enough to keep store, I don't reckon, but up as fur as twelve-times-twelve I ain't no slouch.
It warn't no slouch of an idea; and it warn't no slouch of a grindstone nuther; but we allowed we'd tackle it.
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.
No Slouch can live up to his name by winning the principal race, the Dairygold Platinum Stakes at Cork today.
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.
Kaleo is no slouch, considering he led Tampa Bay to a championship in 2003 and passed for 80 touchdowns and almost 4,000 yards last year.