write home about

write home about

To express excitement about, as if something is so good, it is worth the effort of writing a letter about it. Typically used in the phrase "nothing to write home about," showing disinterest or disappointment This lotion is so great that I would write home about it! Bill said that show was nothing to write home about, but I actually think it's pretty entertaining.
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There wasn't much to write home about in my selection's reappearance in the Troytown Handicap Chase at Navan in November as he came home a well-beaten 12th of 15.
It's a fact though that her own career as a TV host was not much to write home about and neither was short marriage to Imran Khan.
35 Epsom SP forecast 10-11 Allowed a soft lead when making all in a Listed race at Chantilly last month and the form is nothing to write home about.
Being at the receiving end, Nepal appeared to be quite satisfied with the recent diplomatic development made with its neighbour, but in reality, the PM's visit was nothing to write home about.
That was probably not the strongest renewal of the Group One feature and of those to finish behind, only 1000 Guineas runner-up Lucida has really posted anything to write home about, but she could do little more than win.
5 Scarlets 17 Ulster 9 5 WHILE there may have been little to write home about on the field this season, the above results prove that there were actually some highlights.
Tendulkar has led India in 25 Tests and 73 One- Day Internationals, but his captaincy record is not much to write home about with a win- loss record of four- nine.
But the early signs are that she could make a big impression on this year's Celebrity Masterchef, where the standard has been nothing to write home about.
The vocals are OK, but nothing to write home about.
WHILE spending three hours traipsing around Hamburg, dodging lightning rods in a torrential storm, trying to find the city's non-existent taxi supply in the early hours of last Sunday, my phone sustaining terminal water damage in the process, I found myself thinking: "How glad I am that David Haye's brash fighting talk convinced the national media and the general public that he was up for an epic heavyweight title fight with Wladimir Klitschko and that we really ought to come here to Germany so we could write home about it - and yet what a pity it was that poor Haye had to go and break his little tootsie.
wilson said: "It wasn't a classic, there wasn't much to write home about, but we're a team doing well and it's not about how you win, it's the fact that you do.
Their replacements, to me, have been nothing to write home about.
The keep yourself fit while gaming premise is a little bit tongue in cheek and the gaming is nothing to write home about, but it brings people together in the way games should.
While Vegas lover Ricky Hatton relished his three trips to Nevada, Calzaghe has to be persuaded having his face on the giant neon billboards is really much to write home about.
He could be sent to prison for a very long time and Romanian prisons are nothing to write home about.