be nothing (much) to write home about

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be nothing (much) to write home about

To be not especially remarkable or noteworthy; to be rather dull, mediocre, uninteresting, or unimportant. A: "Have you eaten in that new sushi restaurant yet?" B: "Yeah, I went there last week. It was OK, but it's nothing to write home about." His performance has been nothing much to write home about so far. To be honest, we were expecting much more from him when we recruited him.
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be nothing, not much, etc. to write ˈhome about

(also be nothing, not much, etc. to ˈshout about) (informal) not be very good or special; be ordinary: The play was OK, but it wasn’t anything to write home about.The food was nothing much to shout about.
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There wasn't much to write home about in my selection's reappearance in the Troytown Handicap Chase at Navan in November as he came home a well-beaten 12th of 15.
Tendulkar has led India in 25 Tests and 73 One- Day Internationals, but his captaincy record is not much to write home about with a win- loss record of four- nine.
While Vegas lover Ricky Hatton relished his three trips to Nevada, Calzaghe has to be persuaded having his face on the giant neon billboards is really much to write home about. Calzaghe says he is far too focused on extending his unbeaten record to bother much about the historic setting for his clash with middleweight great Bernard Hopkins.
THE snow wasn't much to write home about in spite of the dire warnings from the weather people.
So it's back to old-fashioned police work - which may win the day, but isn't much to write home about.
So far it wasn't much to write home about until our own loveable Brian Dowling suddenly bounced up.
They were really sloppy and low and not much to write home about. I can still do them but nowadays they look about twice as bad.
And while instant gratification is sometimes good, the quality of the photo isn't much to write home about. True, the mio looks sleek and sophisticated; but as we all know, looks aren't everything.
Anyway, Kettl points out that two-thirds of the crowd-pleasing personnel reductions achieved in the reinvention's first year weren't much to write home about because they came from the Defense Department, which was already downsizing because of the end of the Cold War.
The view's awesome but the atmosphere's not much to write home about.
He certainly didn't look much to write home about when he was seen shovelling chips into his gob following his, erm, shambolic performance fronting Babyshambles at Thursday's awards ceremony.