nothing to boast about

nothing 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 nothing to boast about. His performance has so far been nothing to boast about. To be honest, we were expecting much more out of him when we recruited him.
2. noun Nothing impressive, remarkable, or noteworthy. There's nothing 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 have seen nothing to boast about.
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nothing to boast about

not worth bragging about; mediocre. In high school, my grades were acceptable, but they were nothing to boast about. Jill: Does this town have a good library? Nancy: It's nothing to boast about.
See also: boast, nothing
References in classic literature ?
'The old woman I mentioned, ma'am,' said Bounderby, cutting the matter short, as it was nothing to boast about, 'is not laid hold of; but, she may take her oath she will be, if that is any satisfaction to her villainous old mind.
ISLAMABAD -- With the National Assembly set to begin, which can be the last session of the first parliamentary year on Monday (today), there is nothing to boast about its performance in terms of legislation, smooth conduct of the proceedings and the prime minister's attendance.
Republican turnout is nothing to boast about, but the GOP still attracts twice as many people to its primaries as the Democrats.
But in most cases, the outcome was nothing to boast about. Even the much publicized membership of Nuclear Suppliers' Group came a cropper.
Declaring "I'm a crack cocaine addict but I used to smoke 20 a day" is nothing to boast about.
For a man whose remit it is to boost our commercial possibilities, a deal with Intuit Quickbooks (no, me neither) and a reliance on TV revenues is nothing to boast about.
The Micromax Canvas Doodle 4 offers nothing to boast about. The size can be inconvenient for a lot of users, performance is below par, and the camera, frankly, is quite poor.
Winning Leagues One and Two is nothing to boast about. Gretna, Livingston and Queen of the South have romped those divisions on an annual budget which is less than the Ibrox laundry bill.
Moreover, the site also opines that there is nothing to boast about the user experience either.
It is undoubtedly the only way out but Israel is continuing with the construction of its illegal settlements and at the end of the day Palestine is likely to be reduced into a narrow strip of land with nothing to boast about. If the international community is serious about resolving the issue, it should pressure Israel to halt its expansion plans and to withdraw from the lands it has grabbed in the name of settlement construction.
These days that's nothing to boast about - just ask Chelsea.
Our roads are nothing to boast about and only an SUV is ideal for them.
A single victory in 16 appearances is nothing to boast about, with Rogers' personal record in Europe better - with the goalie involved in St Pat's Euro adventures in 2009 and 2010, when they got through two rounds each year.