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be nothing special

To be not particularly wonderful, remarkable, beautiful, great, etc. A: "How's your sandwich?" B: "Eh, it's nothing special." I don't know why everyone is so enamored of this actress; she's nothing special, in my opinion.
See also: nothing, special

nothing special

Nothing exceptional or particularly wonderful, remarkable, beautiful, great, etc. I don't know why everyone is so enamored of this actress—she's nothing special, in my opinion. A: "What are you doing for your birthday?" B: "Nothing special. We'll probably just stay in."
See also: nothing, special
References in classic literature ?
"Oh, that's nothing special. But it takes a dog to find a man, you know.
She had come with a gentleman by the name of Gouvernail, connected with one of the daily papers, of whom nothing special could be said, except that he was observant and seemed quiet and inoffensive.
The next day was exceedingly still and sultry, and with nothing special to engage them, the Pequod's crew could hardly resist the spell of sleep induced by such a vacant sea.
The only possible place for a house in Shropshire is on a hill; but, for my part, I think the country is too far from London, and the scenery nothing special. "
Do it twenty or fifty times, and there is nothing special in your doing it the twenty-first or fifty-first."
As I walk along the stony shore of the pond in my shirt-sleeves, though it is cool as well as cloudy and windy, and I see nothing special to attract me, all the elements are unusually congenial to me.
There was nothing special in the ceiling beyond a shadow as of a huge black coffin.
He wore an ordinary dark-blue jacket, with nothing special about the buttons, but the combination of it with white linen trousers somehow had a sailorish look.
"Let's see in the next few days [the extent of Digne's problem] but we hope it is nothing special."
In Janeva's second "lost" phone, nothing was found and her first contained "nothing special".
"In two days we will know more about the situation but we hope it is nothing special but when Richarlison has to be out of a match that means he is in a really difficult position."
JAVI GRACIA claimed there was "nothing special" about Watford's animated celebrations after a last-gasp win.
I told the boys if nothing special happens with a referee decision we will get what we deserve.
With an 11-under 133 aggregate, Villanueva insisted there was nothing special in his game but credited his short irons as key to his continued surge in the $100,000 event at the Summit Point Golf Club that yielded a slew of low scores with the wind at manageable level.
Nothing special in that, other than he was posing with the flag of St George.