nothing to be sniffed at

nothing to be sniffed at

Not something that should be ignored, dismissed, or treated with disdain; something that is not inconsequential. The amount of votes she managed to muster is nothing to be sniffed at. Sure, a hundred bucks isn't a huge amount to have won, but it's definitely nothing to be sniffed at!
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Okay, it was against the Dog and Duck reserves, but 10 goals in total for England is nothing to be sniffed at.