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be no slouch

To be very hardworking, enthusiastic, and/or skillful. Tom might not be the friendliest coworker in the world, but he's no slouch when it comes to running the company's IT systems.
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no slouch

A phrase used to describe someone very hardworking, enthusiastic, and/or skillful. Tom might not be the friendliest coworker in the world, but he's no slouch when it comes to running the company's IT systems.
See also: no, slouch

be no ˈslouch (at something/at doing something)

(informal) be good at something/at doing something: He’s no slouch in the kitchen — you should try his spaghetti bolognese.
See also: no, slouch
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Palmer, who counts Derby, Notts County and a spell at Hereford under Graham Turner among his previous clubs, is no slouch - which gives him the advantage that any inexperience in his defensive duties has the insurance of having the pace to recover.
The Welsh-speaking Arfon AM came to government from television film-making, but has been a teacher (as many good broadcasters naturally are) and is no slouch at public finance either (as teachers, broadcasters and heritage ministers are increasingly expected to be).
Giant mountains and lava-flooded craters, towering volcanic plumes and layers of sulfurous snow: When it comes to diversity of terrain, Jupiter's moon Io is no slouch.
On the other hand, when it comes to effacingness (self- or otherwise), Birnbaum, thirty-seven, is no slouch either.
He may not be warm and furry to the touch, but Sony's Aibo robot dog is no slouch as a substitute for the real thing.
A senior computer analyst adds, "LMIT is the fastest growing unit in Lockheed Martin, which is no slouch itself.
The Dodgers signed Paul Bako specifically for his defensive work but Phillips is no slouch.
Kaleo is no slouch, considering he led Tampa Bay to a championship in 2003 and passed for 80 touchdowns and almost 4,000 yards last year.
Barter Town is no slouch,'' Frankel had said when it appeared he'd have both that 4-year-old and Mazel Trick in the Pacific Classic.