“It is no great shakes”

It’s no great shakes means it is not very good.

Examples: “According to Ananya the latest Harry Potter book is no great shakes.” * “When it comes to judging restaurants, you’re no great shakes.” * “I went to the new restaurant yesterday. It’s no great shakes.”

 Source: ‘Know Your English’ ( The Hindu) – July 30, 2007 

 

 

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