not much to boast about

not much to boast about

1. adjective Not especially impressive, remarkable, or noteworthy; rather dull, mediocre, uninteresting, or unimportant. It gets good reviews, but the new sushi restaurant in town is really not much to boast about. His performance has so far been not much to boast about. To be honest, we were expecting much more out of him when we recruited him.
2. noun Not very much that is impressive, remarkable, or noteworthy. There's not much to boast about in this town, to be honest. We've got a couple of crummy strip malls and a rundown movie theater, and that's about it. I've been looking through your portfolio, but so far, I haven't seen much to boast about.
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Furthermore, despite not being part of the Euro currency, the Greek financial situation is still costing UK taxpayers a fortune, and the EEC has been unable to fix a budget for over 20 years; not much to boast about on a CV!
In percentage terms, Scotland has a lower rate than the UK - but that's not much to boast about as the national figure hits a 14-year high of 2.38million.
So while that's not much to boast about, I do recall that in November last year, after turning down a minister's job, I proposed my 10-point plan for a better Britain.
But they do at least have Alec Stewart, the oldest swinger in town - although fielding a man rapidly approaching his 40th birthday is probably not much to boast about.
But he added that in today's terms being a demi- millionaire is not much to boast about. 'pounds 10m is somebody who is rich and can stop work and live on their money.