no less

no less

Used at the end of a statement to emphasize how surprising or unexpected something is. I just bought the coolest leather jacket—and on sale, no less! They lost the game at the very last minute, and by a goal knocked in by their own player, no less.
See also: less, no

no ˈless

(often ironic) used to suggest that something is surprising or impressive: She’s having lunch with the Director, no less.
See also: less, no
References in classic literature ?
I am a vagabond; I have been away from home no less than five distinct times in the last year.