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be no great shakes
slang To be mediocre, unimpressive or disappointing. I don't know why everyone loves that restaurant so much—I've been there before, and it's no great shakes. That defenseman makes a lot of money, but if you ask me, he's no great shakes.
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be no great ˈshakes(informal) be not very good, efficient, suitable, etc: He’s no great shakes as a teacher. ♢ ‘What did you think of the movie?’ ‘It was no great shakes.’
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