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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Speaking exclusively to the Nigerian Tribune, the NCMDLCA President stated that, 'When you look at procedures in the ports, there is nothing to write home about. When you look at our shipbuilding sector, there is nothing to write home about.
There was little write home about in his obstacles debut seventh at Punchestown on New Year's Eve - when his hurdling lacked polish - and there was also room for improvement in the jumping department when he came home third at Naas next time.
However, there is nothing to write home about her one-sided win over the opposing party, namely the Jatiya Oikya Front that was not even allowed to run an obstacle-free election campaign, let alone equally compete or win the election.
'The 2003 and 2007 elections were nothing to write home about and those elections happened under President Obasanjo.
Citi analyst Walter Pritchard says that while last night's Q2 results are "not a quarter to write home about," the leading short-term billings metric accelerated to 18% on short-term constant currency basis, which he says would put Red Hat back on track towards 15%-plus year-over-year revenue growth.
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.
Sayana 2.35 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. However, never in any danger and was going away again at the finish.
The rest was nothing to write home about. Or, in Ullman's case, to come home for.
Founded in 1958 for Reform Jewish kids, the place was bland, nothing to write home about: some cabins and a dining hall, an all-purpose building, swimming pool, and play fields scattered in flat, dry, central Indiana.
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.
Results Blues 19 Toulon 15 49.7% Harlequins 26 Scarlets 30 34.7 Ospreys 40 Dragons 17 10.5 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. The video has been made with that old adage "sex sells" in mind so there's lots of gyrating.