nothing to speak of

nothing to speak of

Not much or anything that is relevant, worth mentioning, or of any practical significance. For all the bluster in the media, there's nothing to speak of in these leaked papers that will have any real impact on the political landscape. As far as new or interesting ideas go, the director's latest film is nothing to speak of.
See also: nothing, of, speak

nothing to speak of

not many; not much. John: What's happening around here? Bill: Nothing to speak of. Mary: Has there been any rain in the last week? Sally: Nothing to speak of.
See also: nothing, of, speak

nothing to speak of

Not much, nothing worth mentioning, as in What's been happening in the stock market?-Nothing to speak of, or They've done nothing to speak of about publicity. This expression was first recorded in 1582.
See also: nothing, of, speak

no something/nothing/not anything to ˈspeak of

nothing very important or worth mentioning: We looked through his private papers, but we didn’t find anything to speak of.He’s got no money to speak of.
References in classic literature ?
And indeed, thank God, there's nothing to speak of," she told herself.
"Nothing to speak of," answered Hayward cheerfully.
If you care to back him for a trifle, I think you'll be all right, although the odds are nothing to speak of."
'Nothing to speak of, sir,' said John; 'an idle tale, I thought you ought to know of; nothing more.'
They were at no expense for board and clothing, for they ate nothing to speak of and dressed according to the weather, wearing whatever breeze happened to be blowing.
There may be a few mortgages on the rest - a few trifling debts and incumbrances here and there, but nothing to speak of; and though I acknowledge I am not so rich as I might be - or have been - still, I think, we could manage pretty comfortably on what's left.
RATINGS RISERS IT WAS a quiet week on the ratings front with nothing to speak of on the Flat with Dundalk called off after two races on Friday, and only three meetings over jumps to contend with.
A source told (http://people.com/movies/brad-pitt-visited-his-genius-and-gorgeous-new-friend-professor-neri-oxman-at-mit-last-fall/) People last year that the actor had been "going out but there is nothing serious in the dating area at all, nothing to speak of at this point."
The source told People, 'He has been going out but there is nothing serious in the dating area at all, nothing to speak of at this point.'
Asked about his love life previously Joe, who lives in Highgate, North London, said: "There's nothing to speak of. I just think it's not really anyone's business.
" We chat almost all throughout the day, so we had nothing to speak of when we were asked to go on a date.
With just Intel's HD 3000 graphics available, gaming capability is literally nothing to speak of. This one is good for playing Solitaire or Pinball, but nothing beyond that!
"We put about $80 into each cat we put up for adoption, so we really make nothing to speak of on adults and just a little bit on kittens, to try to help keep our operations going," she said.
This clearly doesn't work as a definition if there's nothing below you and nothing to speak of above you.