not (all) that good/bad/well/poor/etc.

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not (all) that good/bad/well/poor/etc.

Not especially or particularly of a certain quality, especially compared to what one expected or hoped. The movie wasn't all that bad—you were making it out to be the worst thing in the world! I'm sorry to say this meal is not that good.
See also: bad, good, not, poor, that, well

not all that ˈgood, ˈwell, etc.

not particularly good, well, etc: He doesn’t sing all that well.
See also: all, not, that
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and he replied: "That is bad, for a lad it's not that bad.
IF you lose at something, It's really not that bad.
The economic climate is not that bad and is improving.
But to be fair, Japanese hospitals are not that bad (I am envisioning hate mail from maltreated readers already).
The tobacco industry says the problem is not that bad, that not many teenagers smoke.