nothing to sneeze at

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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!
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nothing to sneeze at

 and nothing to be sneezed
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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
References in classic literature ?
Well," ejaculated the staring Major, "I never heard before that a service revolver was a thing to be sneezed at.
Well, of course, I'm not advising you, Rose," he added, "but forty-five thousand ain't to be sneezed at, is it, when it comes in a lump and you own only the surface?
Upon my word as a sportsman, those venison-steaks have a gamy flavor that's not to be sneezed at, I tell you.
Sir Henry," said I, "this is the most liberal proposal I ever had, and one not to be sneezed at by a poor hunter and trader.
When all was said, he was a gentleman in every sense of the word, and that was something not to be sneezed at, wasn't it?
Beats a washboard an' your knuckles, and, besides, it saves at least fifteen minutes in the week, an' fifteen minutes ain't to be sneezed at in this shebang.