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hardly earth-shattering

Not surprising. Greg has been staying late at the office regularly for months, so it's hardly earth-shattering news that he was chosen for the big promotion.
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Virgo Aug 23-Sept 22 What is discussed in private is hardly earth shattering, as you already had proof something shady was going on.
For weekly readings call 0903 658 2002 (75p/min + access charge) For weekly readings call 0903 658 2008 (75p/min + access charge) PISCES FEBRUARY 20 - MARCH 20 VIRGO AUGUST 23 - SEPTEMBER 22 What is discussed in private is hardly earth shattering, as you already had concrete proof that something shady was going on.
The tax issue is perhaps of some importance to some countries trying to increase their tax revenues, but hardly earth shattering. The question that has puzzled the experts watching the summit is as to why Russia has sabotaged the summit it was hosting, just to protect Assad's?
Whilst important, this is hardly earth shattering aspirational thinking (please make your own comparisons with regions worldwide), especially bearing in mind recent concerns expressed by the December 2012 National Assembly for Wales report (The Effectiveness of European Structural Funds in Wales) over the strategic leadership, funding, guidance and monitoring carried out by the Welsh European Funding Office, which manages EU structural funds.
While I realize that most strategic plans are hardly earth shattering stuff, this one is different.
The recommended changes are hardly earth shattering. They will leave Wales still short of the powers now enjoyed by Scotland.
The announcement was hardly earth shattering, for other Hamas leaders have alluded, or straightforwardly agreed to the same notion in the past.
In the UK workers can 'opt-out' of a law which stops them, not from working more than 48 hours per week, but which seeks to prevent workers from enduring an average of over 48 hours working on a consistent basis - hardly earth shattering.
She does "rethink the project of American literary modernism from the perspective and peripheral locales of ethnic writers" (xiii) and in doing so brings some interesting critiques to bear on a wide range of authors, but her approach is hardly earth shattering. As she says, "I critique the taken for granted high modernist standards of American modernism, reread the canon from its ethnic perspectives and suggest that modernism and ethnicity were intimately connected within American version of modernism" (191).
Also, the authors' point that reality TV not only makes ordinary people into celebrities but makes celebrities into ordinary people is hardly earth shattering; after all, the British media has been doing this for centuries, publicizing the flaws and scandals of royalty and MPs to the delight of the masses.
The frenzied conclusion is hardly earth shattering and is remarkably similar to the Johnny Depp film Secret Window.
Bellamy's goal ratio for Wales is hardly earth shattering either - just seven in 30 games.
Of course, I am generalizing, and there are more treatments and many variations; but for the most part, essays from class to class and semester to semester are hardly earth shattering. Yet, that summer, one dynamic essay dared to link the fundamentals of a humanistic psychological theory to traditional literary content.