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Not to be sneezed at

adjective phrase

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 ]


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