not as bad, tall, etc. as all that

not as (something) as all that

Not having as much of some quality or characteristic as has been suggested or is believed. The movie wasn't as bad as all that—it was just a fun little popcorn flick. The houses in this neighborhood aren't as glamorous as all that. They're pretty overpriced for what you get, if you ask me.
See also: all, not, that
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not as bad(ly), tall, etc. as all ˈthat

not as much as has been suggested: They’re not as rich as all that.
See also: all, not, that
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