Not what it is cracked up to be



adjective phrase

Of low quality; inferior or unsatisfactory (1836+)

Tagged:

Read Also:

  • Notwithstanding

    [not-with-stan-ding, -with-] /ˌnɒt wɪðˈstæn dɪŋ, -wɪθ-/ preposition 1. in spite of; without being opposed or prevented by: Notwithstanding a brilliant defense, he was found guilty. She went to the game anyway, doctor’s orders notwithstanding. conjunction 2. in spite of the fact that; although: It was the same material, notwithstanding the texture seemed different. adverb 3. […]

  • Notwork

    networking, humour /not’werk/ A network that is performing badly. Said at IBM to have originally referred to a particular period of flakiness on IBM’s VNET corporate network ca. 1988; but there are independent reports of the term from elsewhere. The joke sounds better in Russian, where “nyet” means “no”, hence nyetwork /nyet’werk/. (2009-05-28)



  • Not worth a bucket of warm spit

    adjective phrase (Variations: spit in the wind or dry spit on a hot day may replace a bucket of warm spit) Of very little value; worthless: The new telephones are not worth a bucket of warm spit/ a cable TV contract for the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island that’s worth about as much as […]

  • Not worth a damn

    adjective phrase : Those promises aren’t worth a damn adverb phrase Not well at all: This guy doesn’t sing worth a damn/ She doesn’t like me worth a shit (first form 1817+, second 1920s+) Also, not worth a plugged nickel or red cent or bean or hill of beans or fig or straw or tinker’s […]



Disclaimer: Not what it is cracked up to be definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.