nothing to write home about

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - nothing to write home about

"nothing to write home about"

ordinary, unremarkable, mediocre


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - nothing to write home about

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  Have you seen the third-quarter profit reports?

Colleague 2:  Yes. Not the greatest. A little disappointing as growth was only two percent compared to the five percent that was projected.

Colleague 1:  Two percent is certainly nothing to write home about. We simply must do better next quarter.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - nothing to write home about

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  How was that new restaurant you tried out last night?

Friend 2:  The food was OK. The decor and ambiance were passable. The service was quite slow, though.

Friend 1:  So, nothing to write home about?

Friend 2:  I would give it a rating of mediocre, at best.

Friend 1:  I guess I won't go there, then.

nothing to write home about - Usage:


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nothing to write home about - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for nothing to write home about.

nothing to write home about - Examples:

1)  The buffet was OK. Nothing to write home about.

2)  His middling .253 batting average is nothing to write home about, but Plouffe is a fly-ball hitter by nature. 

3)  ... would result in a bit of success here and there, but certainly nothing to write home about.

4)  But the changes are nothing to write home about, as nothing major has been overhauled.

5)  ... promote sharing or to toot your own horn, but it's really nothing to write home about. I mean, it's really just a dynamic annotation.

6)  ... that the Vita is having such sluggish sales as their launch lineup was nothing to write home about and the price point of the device is too high.

7)  Good roads are almost non-existent. Health care in nothing to write home about.

8)  ... is one of the better Halo's in the series, but really nothing to write home about.

9)  ... fund has a return of 0.61% YTD, truly nothing to write home about, ...

10)  But if the encore is nothing to write home about, that's still what I call underachieving in ...

11)  ... and the mountain snowpack is only slightly above normal and nothing to write home about.

12)  The edge performance of the lens is nothing to write home about anyway, particularly at anything over f3.5.

13)  ... its always been blocks of row homes and industrial buildings. Nothing to write home about.

14)  With no magnification, the quality of photos seems serviceable, but nothing to write home about -- especially with a 1024 by 600 resolution screen, ...

15)  In my view, a failure and disappointment rate of 97.5% is nothing to write home about.

16)  News of celebs and notable figures joining Twitter is nothing to write home about these days.

17)  And while eating at Wendy's is nothing to write home about, we will leave it with our hunger satisfied, money left in ...

18)  Granted, my time of 4 hours and 20 minutes was nothing to write home about, but I had accomplished a personal goal and had a blast ...

19)  Things are passable if you stick to older games, but nothing to write home about.

20)  Battery life is disappointingly nothing to write home about. On 3G the battery lasts way less than a day.