not too shabby

not too shabby

Quite good; better than expected; not bad. A: "Did you see Dan's new car?" B: "Yeah, not too shabby!" A: "Did you like the play?" B: "Yeah, it wasn't too shabby."
See also: not, shabby

not too shabby

 
1. Inf. nice; well done. (With emphasis on shabby.) Is that your car? Not too shabby'.' That play was not too shabby.
2. Inf. very shabby; very poor indeed. (With emphasis on too. Sarcastic.) Did you see that shot she missed? Not too shabby! What a way to treat someone. Not too shabby!
See also: not, shabby

not too shabby

1. mod. [with emphasis on shabby] nice; well done. Is that your car? Not too shabby!
2. mod. [with emphasis on too] very shabby; very poor indeed. (Sarcastic.) What a way to treat someone. Not too shabby!
See also: not, shabby
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It's perfect if you want to treat someone who's already done many of the iftars around town, as the food is exquisite Italian -- and the setting is not too shabby either.
The Ollie Pears-trained mare is not too shabby a performer on her day, as neatly illustrated by her recent start at Nottingham.
Not too shabby for Petrino, a guy that is 2-6 SEC in conference games so far.
Bertie Vista's most recent effort in selling company at Pontefract was not too shabby, either, as he fared quite gamely to finish fourth.
But they're not too shabby when it comes to their art either.
Not too shabby, We would have earned 920 points, but Tim Kerr was too busy to go skate with us.
Of isolating one's self from a tectonic market shift and volume profits that might not turn an oilman's head but are probably not too shabby for the rest of us.
And it's not too shabby, according to the recently completed, first- ever study of the economic activity of dance in the city.
Not too shabby for a non-profit Canadian film mag published on a shoestring
That's not too shabby," said Carl Moody, an economics professor at the College of William & Mary, after unloading two magazines of bullets from an M-16.
As it stands, this SOIR reading is not too shabby from a contrarian perspective, as it indicates that options players have been more bearish only 19 percent of the time during the past year.
The pure pop of Harder We Fall and Brandy-featuring Conquer the World have some of the charm the others lack, and Wild is not too shabby either, although including two guest rappers, Big Sean and Dizzee Rascal, feels a little like the cynical pitching of a pop star into the edgier urban market.
But I think getting to the Roland Garros final is not too shabby, so I'd say that's a positive.
Not too shabby for 25 calories that should be more filling than, say, a twentieth of a slice (about a bite) of a 490-calorie Starbucks Banana Nut Loaf or Zucchini Walnut Muffin.
Athletic have claimed one point in that run - against East Stirling last Saturday - and a play-off place looks beyond them this season, even though their home form is not too shabby.
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