not to be sniffed at

not to be sniffed at
British informal
very good, or good enough to consider having

A £50,000 a year salary is not to be sniffed at!


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • not to be sniffed at — Not to be despised • • • Main Entry: ↑sniff * * * not to be sniffed at british informal phrase very good, or good enough to consider having A £50,000 a year salary is not to be sniffed at! Thesaurus: very good …   Useful english dictionary

  • not to be sniffed at — (not) to be sneezed/sniffed at informal 1. if something, especially an amount of money, is not to be sneezed at, it is large enough to be worth having. And there s the increase in salary to be considered. Ј3000 extra a year is not to be sneezed… …   New idioms dictionary

  • not to be sniffed at — informal worth having or considering. → sniff …   English new terms dictionary

  • not to be sneezed at — (not) to be sneezed/sniffed at informal 1. if something, especially an amount of money, is not to be sneezed at, it is large enough to be worth having. And there s the increase in salary to be considered. Ј3000 extra a year is not to be sneezed… …   New idioms dictionary

  • (to) be sniffed at — (not) to be sneezed/sniffed at informal 1. if something, especially an amount of money, is not to be sneezed at, it is large enough to be worth having. And there s the increase in salary to be considered. Ј3000 extra a year is not to be sneezed… …   New idioms dictionary

  • sniff — [[t]snɪ̱f[/t]] sniffs, sniffing, sniffed 1) VERB When you sniff, you breathe in air through your nose hard enough to make a sound, for example when you are trying not to cry, or in order to show disapproval. She wiped her face and sniffed loudly …   English dictionary

  • sniff — sniff1 [snıf] v [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: From the sound] 1.) to breathe air into your nose noisily, for example when you are crying or have a cold ▪ Margaret sniffed miserably and nodded. ▪ Stop sniffing and blow your nose. 2.) [I and T] to… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sniff — I UK [snɪf] / US verb Word forms sniff : present tense I/you/we/they sniff he/she/it sniffs present participle sniffing past tense sniffed past participle sniffed * 1) [intransitive/transitive] to breathe in noisily through your nose, for example …   English dictionary

  • sniff — sniff1 [ snıf ] verb * 1. ) intransitive or transitive to breathe in noisily through your nose, for example because you have been crying: Amanda sniffed and wiped her nose. It wasn t my fault! he sniffed. a ) to smell something: sniff at: Henry… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • sniff — 1 verb 1 BREATHE NOISILY (I) to breathe air into your nose noisily, especially in short breaths: Stop sniffing why can t you blow your nose? 2 SMELL (I, T) to breathe air in through your nose in order to smell something: He opened the milk and… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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