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English definition of “not to be sneezed at”

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not to be sneezed at

( also nothing to sneeze at) informal
If you say that something, especially an amount of money, is not to be sneezed at, you mean that it is a large enough amount to be worth having: Well, a five percent pay increase means an extra £700 a year, which is not to be sneezed at!
Translations of “not to be sneezed at”
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指某筆錢款)不可輕視,不是個小數目…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指某笔钱款)不可轻视,不是个小数目…
(Definition of not to be sneezed at from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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