not going to win any beauty contests

not going to win any beauty contests

Fig. homely; ugly. Fred isn't going to win any beauty contests, but he's smart and considerate and he does well at his job. This old truck of mine is not going to win any beauty contests, but I wouldn't trade it for anything.
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It's not going to win any beauty contests but it does look rakish and modern in a way its predecessor didn't.
He's not going to win any beauty contests the way he looks right now, but he played hard.