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not bad

Better than average or expected; satisfactory. A: "How's your new schedule this semester?" B: "Not bad. I don't have any classes before 11 AM, so that's a win in my book!" I didn't think I'd like it, but sushi isn't bad!
See also: bad, not

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 bad (at all).

 
1. [Someone or something is] quite satisfactory. Bill: How do you like your new teacher? Jane: Not bad. Bob: Is this pen okay? Bill: I guess. Yeah. Not bad.
2. [Someone or something is] really quite good. (The person or thing can be named, as in the examples.) John: How do you like that new car of yours? Mary: Not bad. Not bad at all. Tom: This one looks great to me. What do you think? Sue: It's not bad.
See also: bad, not

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 bad

Also, not half bad; not so or too bad ; not too shabby. Fairly good, as in Not bad, said the conductor, but we need to play the scherzo again, or The movie wasn't half bad, but Jerry wanted to go home, or Our garden's not too bad this year, or How are things going?-Not too shabby. All of the terms involving bad, which imply that something is less bad than it might be, date from the mid-1700s. The last variant, using shabby in the sense of "inferior," is slang of the late 1900s.
See also: bad, not

not (so/too) ˈbad

(spoken) quite good: ‘How are you feeling today?’ ‘Not too bad, thanks.’Some of his recent books are really not bad.
See also: bad, not

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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The town hall is a disgrace - it has looked shabby and scruffy for years.
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London, Jan 14 ( ANI ): Imogen Thomas, who swapped her heels for shabby boots to test drive a slick looking black Mercedes, bemoaned on Twitter that buying a car is "kinda stressful".
RACHEL ASHWELL SHABBY CHIC: INSPIRATIONS AND BEAUTIFUL SPACES provides home and garden holdings with a fine tour of the author's perspectives on interior design and style.
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A woman waits with bag and shabby furs, A sombre man drifts by, and only we Pass up the street unwearied, warm and free, For over us the olden magic stirs.
Shabby Chic case goods officially launch this market, including the Barley Twist dining room table with matching chairs in a signature whitewashed finish.
Caoimhe had become very close to former female housemate Shabby, and so, in a typical big brother twist, the programme's sister show, BBLB, will see possible fiance Dave go head to head with Shabby to see who knows Caoimhe best.
IRISH girl Caoimhe looks set to get the boot from Big Brother tonight after a massive market move that suggests former eviction favourite Shabby will be staying in the house, writes Phil Agius.