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not too shabby

1. Quite good. A: "Did you see Dan's new car?" B: "Yeah, not too shabby!"
2. Better than expected; not bad. A: "What did you think of the play?" B: "Not too shabby, actually."
See also: not, shabby

not too shabby

 
1. Inf. nice; well done. (With emphasis on shabby.) Is that your car? Not too shabby'.' That play was not too shabby.
2. Inf. very shabby; very poor indeed. (With emphasis on too. Sarcastic.) Did you see that shot she missed? Not too shabby! What a way to treat someone. Not too shabby!
See also: not, shabby

not too shabby

1. mod. [with emphasis on shabby] nice; well done. Is that your car? Not too shabby!
2. mod. [with emphasis on too] very shabby; very poor indeed. (Sarcastic.) What a way to treat someone. Not too shabby!
See also: not, shabby
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7 seconds and a top speed of 146mph - not shabby at all for such a large estate.
Think lived-in, but not shabby and run-down, with pretty florals, pastels, vintage accessories and distressed wood the order of the day.
It's taken a NOT SHABBY lot of hard work to convince striker Miller look back with having starred two famous people that I'd be a good signing.
Devance had to pester Johnson, who finished with 35 points, but to get 26 points in the process is not shabby to say the least for Joe.
And Giroud is not shabby at heading it either - as he showed in the 15th minute.
In the short time that we played around with the tablet, we noticed that the performance was not shabby at all.
The 5-inch display is not shabby, but actually smooth and fluid to the touch.
A rematch fight with Miguel Cotto or a slugfest with Danny Garcia is not shabby at all, but there's nothing boxing fans bother to tune in than an announcement of the end of a long wait for Mayweather vs.
That's not shabby," she said, "given the global phenomenon.
He weaves a wabi-sabi garment here -- not shabby, but of subtle tones, the kind of fabric that forces one to notice texture, the fine and subtle threads of warp and weft.
The other four finalists are not shabby, but the race does look to rest between the aforementioned duo, who ran in much the fastest heat.
You can deduct about 40 to 50 fps per inch to get the velocity from your rifle, so you're down in the 2,900 fps range and that's not shabby.
The bistro itself looks and feels like a classic - if not shabby chic - Parisian dining room, with its styled panels and works of art.
It's not shabby or faded, more like an ornate antique you see in a shop window which seems vastly overpriced until closer inspection.
That's not shabby lot simply talking about what you have stored in your knowledge base.