nothing to speak of

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.
If you care to back him for a trifle, I think you'll be all right, although the odds are nothing to speak of.
expense for board and clothing, for they ate nothing to speak of and
Although Pitt is back into the dating game and has been going out, the insider stressed that "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.
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.
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.
I asked him at the time if he was hurt, he said nothing to speak of (and did not give up for an hour after that).
It is nothing to speak of in itself, but we're expecting it to turn heavier later and have been warned to expect between eight and 10mm of rain overnight and that it could continue into the morning - perhaps until lunchtime - before it dies out.
There were rumblings that people had stolen things last year but nothing to speak of this time round.
Neighbourhood Watch spokeswoman Julie Baker, of Thackeray Crescent, Llanrumney, Cardiff, said: 'There have been one or two incidents, but nothing to speak of and nothing like last year.