not to be sniffed at definition, meaning - what is not to be sniffed at in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

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not to be sniffed at

informal
valuable or worth having: A £2 million profit is not to be sniffed at.
Translations of “not to be sniffed at”
in Chinese (Traditional) 不可蔑視的, 值得認真對待的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不可蔑视的, 值得认真对待的…
(Definition of not to be sniffed at from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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