be no oil painting

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be no oil painting

To be physically unattractive. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. Jack's a nice guy, he's just no oil painting, you know?
See also: oil, painting

be no oil painting

  (British & Australian humorous)
if someone is no oil painting, they are not attractive She has an interesting face but she's no oil painting.
See also: oil, painting