not much to look at

not much to look at

not attractive The school dormitories weren't much to look at – just concrete blocks with windows.
See also: look, much, not
References in classic literature ?
He was not much to look at, either in point of size or in point of dress; being merely a short, square, practical looking man, whose hair had turned grey, and in whose face and forehead there were deep lines of cogitation, which looked as though they were carved in hard wood.
It's not much to look at," he told the Daily News, adding, "It's a miracle it's still in one piece.