it's not saying much

it's not saying much

It is rather unremarkable, unimportant, or unimpressive (that something is the case) relative to someone or something else or some broader picture. True, the economy has improved under this president, but it isn't saying much if you consider how his predecessor left things. A: "So you are a better cook than your wife, who hates cooking?" B: "Yeah, I know, it isn't really saying much."
See also: much, not, saying

it’s/that’s not ˈsaying much, etc.

used to show that what you have just said is not particularly remarkable or impressive: She’s a better player than me, but that’s not saying much (= because I’m a very bad player).
See also: not, saying
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True, it's not saying much, with the current 148 out of 650, less than 23 per cent, putting the UK an embarrassing 56th in the world rankings.
45pm KO, ITV1 WHEN even the thirdplaced team in what should be an easy European Championship qualifying group makes a play-off, it's not saying much that this is England's toughest qualifier.
It's not saying much, but She's the Man is easily his best Hollywood performance to date and way above his 'soccerised' Mean Machine remake of 2001.
But it's not saying much when I can't get into a squad of 16.
It's not saying much when you can't get into a first team squad of 16 players and that's not what I'm about.
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