Not to be underrated; of considerable value: It’s not a big salary, but still not to be sneezed at (1813+)
Also, nothing to sneeze at. Not to be ignored or dismissed, as in It’s a great honor, not to be sneezed at, or That salary of his is nothing to sneeze at. This expression presumably alludes to turning up one’s nose in disdain. [ c. 1800 ]
- Not too shabby
adjectival phrase Her attempt at playing piano was not too shabby. adjective phrase Quite good; highly acceptable: The Angels train in Palm Springs, California, which isn’t too shabby (1980s+)
- Not touch with a ten-foot pole
verb phrase To be loath to have anything to do with; be suspicious or apprehensive; reject: If I were you I wouldn’t touch that proposition with a ten-foot pole [1909+; semantically akin to the proverb advising us to use a long spoon when we eat with the devil; an earlier and once more common version […]
[not-uh-wey] /ˈnɒt əˌweɪ/ noun 1. a river in S Virginia, flowing SE to the Blackwater River at the North Carolina border. 170 miles (274 km) long.
[not-ing-uh m-sheer, -sher or, U.S. often -ham-] /ˈnɒt ɪŋ əmˌʃɪər, -ʃər or, U.S. often -hæm-/ noun 1. a county in central England. 854 sq. mi. (2210 sq. km). /nɒts/ abbreviation 1. Nottinghamshire /ˈnɒtɪŋəmˌʃɪə; -ʃə/ noun 1. an inland county of central England: generally low-lying, with part of the S Pennines and the remnant of Sherwood […]