nothing to sniff at

nothing to sniff 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 sniff at. Sure, a hundred bucks isn't a huge amount to have won, but it's definitely nothing to sniff at!
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Power Award at the end of 2018 is nothing to sniff at.
The rates are nothing to sniff at - a helicopter, like the six-seater AugustaWestland AW109, costs `1.5 lakh per hour.
Being able to play the lead in a national tour is nothing to sniff at,'' Brooks said.
It's not like I sit there and think 'More Tonys!' "On the other hand, Once has been seen by over two million people and rising and that's nothing to sniff at, I suppose.
Although sight and hearing outweigh smell as senses necessary for finding food, evading dangers and other daily necessities, the need to discriminate between similar odors is nothing to sniff at, Keller asserts.
Animal expert Vivian Silverstein has advice on a buying a pair of puppies and cats losing their claws around the house, plus why a canine sense of smell is nothing to sniff at.
(Full disclosure: Subrin is also the sister of Tablet Magazine's Julie Subrin.) And though Firestone's specific Jewish credentials are nothing to sniff at, it turns out that in this most Jewish of museum settings, Jewish identity is not the most Jewish thing about the film.
ThatEos nothing to sniff at, though it may be only about 4 per cent of the 2008 gross domestic product of the country, which was $468 billion.
And strong calves are nothing to sniff at, as a dairy-farming friend of mine once may well have remarked.
The jury is out, al though Steiger points out the stats are nothing to sniff at.
Nothing to sniff at: Chris Catlin rode his first winner at the track' CAROLINE NORRIS Seeing double: Aidan O'Brien chats with Kieren Fallon (right) and Seamus Heffernan after Kamarinskaya's surprise victory in the 1,000 Guineas Trial
That's nothing to sniff at in a game like football.
last year, so that is nothing to sniff at. Yet it does come down to that whole notion of which company is preferred, which company is going to get a supplier's best team--and its best tech.
That's nothing to sniff at. That's something that's worth a modicum of respect.
Since the EFP was created, the European share of the home market has grown from 23% to 25%--hardly spectacular, but an advance that is nothing to sniff at either.