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be nothing special

To be not particularly wonderful, remarkable, beautiful, great, etc. A: "How's your sandwich?" B: "Eh, it's nothing special." I don't know why everyone is so enamored of this actress; she's nothing special, in my opinion.
See also: nothing, special

nothing special

Nothing exceptional or particularly wonderful, remarkable, beautiful, great, etc. I don't know why everyone is so enamored of this actress—she's nothing special, in my opinion. A: "What are you doing for your birthday?" B: "Nothing special. We'll probably just stay in."
See also: nothing, special
References in classic literature ?
She had come with a gentleman by the name of Gouvernail, connected with one of the daily papers, of whom nothing special could be said, except that he was observant and seemed quiet and inoffensive.
The next day was exceedingly still and sultry, and with nothing special to engage them, the Pequod's crew could hardly resist the spell of sleep induced by such a vacant sea.
The only possible place for a house in Shropshire is on a hill; but, for my part, I think the country is too far from London, and the scenery nothing special.
Do it twenty or fifty times, and there is nothing special in your doing it the twenty-first or fifty-first.
As I walk along the stony shore of the pond in my shirt-sleeves, though it is cool as well as cloudy and windy, and I see nothing special to attract me, all the elements are unusually congenial to me.
There was nothing special in the ceiling beyond a shadow as of a huge black coffin.
He wore an ordinary dark-blue jacket, with nothing special about the buttons, but the combination of it with white linen trousers somehow had a sailorish look.
There is nothing special about me that I would have bagged this award.
GARY Wilson described his firstround win at the Dafabet English Open as nothing special, so it should come as no surprise the Wallsend cueman is keeping his feet firmly on the ground when looking ahead to the rest of the tournament.
MARCO SILVA could lead Watford to the top-flight's summit for only the second time in their history tomorrow, but shrugged it off as nothing special.
The movie was fine, nothing special, and it was a hit.
Should stay on pedigree, but evidently nothing special after three starts, trainer not having the greatest year and seems to have gone quiet again after a good August.
Nothing special, but that's what takes my mind of things.
I now paint a little and I use sharp little sticks of wood along with a paint brush or two - again, nothing special, and I only paint from photographs.
The story, alas, is nothing special but at least the scenery is easy on the eye.