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nothing to be sneezed at

Not something that should be ignored, dismissed, or treated with disdain; something that is not inconsequential. The amount of votes she managed to muster is nothing to be sneezed at. Sure, a hundred bucks isn't a huge amount to have won, but it's definitely nothing to be sneezed at!
See also: nothing, sneeze

nothing to sneeze at

Not something that should be ignored, dismissed, or treated with disdain; something that is not inconsequential. She never really had a chance of winning, but the amount of votes she managed to muster is truly nothing to sneeze at. Sure, a hundred bucks isn't a huge amount to have won, but it's definitely nothing to sneeze at!
See also: nothing, sneeze

when (something) sneezes, (something else) catches a cold

When a person, group, or entity has a problem or experiences a negative situation, a related person, group, or entity will consequently have a worse problem or will experience a more negative situation. When Paris sneezes, Europe catches a cold. Terrorism in France affects security throughout the continent.
See also: catch, cold

if (something) sneezes, (something else) catches a cold

If a person, group, or entity has a problem or experiences a negative situation, a related person, group, or entity will consequently have a worse problem or will experience a more negative situation. If Paris sneezes, Europe catches a cold. Terrorism in France affects security throughout the continent.
See also: catch, cold, if

nothing to sneeze at

 and nothing to be sneezed
See also: nothing, sneeze

sneeze at someone

to sneeze in someone's direction. Please don't sneeze at me! Cover your nose and mouth! You should never sneeze at anyone. It is very bad manners.
See also: sneeze

sneeze at something

Fig. to indicate one's disapproval of something; to belittle someone or something. I wouldn't sneeze at that amount of money if I were you. It's better than nothing. I though it was a good offer, but the customer just sneezed at it.
See also: sneeze

sneeze into something

to aim a sneeze into something. You should always sneeze into a handkerchief. Please sneeze into a tissue or something.
See also: sneeze

sneeze on someone or something

to aim a sneeze onto someone or something, probably by accident. Don't sneeze on me! Don't sneeze on anything. Cover your nose and mouth!
See also: on, sneeze

not to be sneezed at

Also, nothing to sneeze at. Not to be ignored or dismissed, as in It's a great honor, not to be sneezed at, or That salary of his is nothing to sneeze at. This expression presumably alludes to turning up one's nose in disdain. [c. 1800]
See also: not, sneeze

when the US/UK/China, etc. sneezes, Japan/Germany, etc. catches cold

or

when the US/UK/China, etc. sneezes, Japan/Germany, etc. catches a cold

mainly BRITISH
If you say that when a particular country sneezes, another catches cold, or catches a cold, you mean that what happens to the first country has a great effect or influence on the second. And when the American economy sneezes, the City of London catches cold. As they say, when America sneezes the rest of the world catches a cold.
See also: catch, cold, japan, UK

not to be sneezed at

or

not to be sniffed at

INFORMAL
If something is not to be sneezed at or not to be sniffed at, it is worth having. The money's not to be sneezed at. At least she had somewhere to live and a job — both temporary, but not to be sniffed at.
See also: not, sneeze

not to be sneezed at

not to be rejected without careful consideration; worth having or taking into account. informal
See also: not, sneeze

not to be ˈsneezed/ˈsniffed at

(informal) important or worth having: If I were you, I’d take the job. A salary like that’s not to be sneezed at.
See also: not, sneeze, sniff

when A ˈsneezes, B catches a ˈcold

(also if A catches a ˈcold, B gets pneuˈmonia less frequent) if one person, organization, country, etc. has a problem, the effects of this on another person, organization or country are much more serious: When Wall Street sneezes, the world catches a cold.
See also: catch, cold

sneeze at

v.
To treat something as unimportant. Used chiefly in the passive with a negative word: The critical nature of the job at hand is not to be sneezed at.
See also: sneeze

nothing to sneeze at

n. no small amount of money; something not inconsequential. It’s not a lot of money, but it’s nothing to sneeze at.
See also: nothing, sneeze
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La cultura viral ampara el fenomeno y gracias al sneezer effect su eco se amplifica enormemente en la sociedad.
El sneezer es, pues, un eslabon clave en las fases de desarrollo de un plan viral.
Independently of what kind of sneezer is acting, it is very clear that the dissemination of idea-virus needs the work of both of them.
But woe betide if you venture to suggest that the sneezer should leave the room or, worse, try to curb the noisy symptoms.
This dates back to the sixth century when it was the custom to congratulate the sneezer because it was believed they were expelling evil from their bodies.
In German, people say Gesundheit, 'Health,' to which the sneezer may respond Gesundheit ist besser als Krankheit, "Health is better than sickness.
Bernard Geller, a Santa Monica allergist, said the occasional sneezer might be better served by Zyrtec, Allegra or other prescription antihistamines that don't have the sedative effects of over-the-counter drugs.
So if you are the typical sun-hating, rain-loving summer sneezer and snuffler, get your protection now.
He steps back up to 2m4f here and reopposes Fairyhouse third Uncle Tom Cobley, fifth Peak Raider and seventh The Sneezer on far more testing ground.
The two featured handicaps look trappy affairs, with The Sneezer no more than a hopeful choice to defy a 14lb rise for his runaway win at Gowran Park, in the Dan Moore Memorial Handicap Chase.
Tickets pounds 10-pounds 15 from 029 2087 8444 December 14 A CHRISTMAS CHUCKLE @St David's Hall, Cardiff The Chuckle Brothers provide their take on the tale of horrid Ebenezer Sneezer who needs to be spooked by three ghosts to show him the importance of kindness at Christmas.
There's Sneezer, Growler, Smiler, Goody, Lazy, Shabby and Dozy.
Olympic Torchbearer, James Lusted, who is the subject of his own documentary on S4C, Byd Mawr y Dyn Bach (The Small Man's Big World) plays Sneezer.
The Sneezer saves his best for Gowran Park and his 20-length success there last month in firsttime blinkers will probably have blown his handicap mark for some time.
And naturally, tunic-straining Huns like Von Winkle and Von Sneezer were also always outwitted, usually by a small boy Scout called Patriotic Paul in a long-forgotten comic, Lot-o-Fun.