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no great shakes

informal not very good: I'm ​afraid I am no great ​shakes as a ​cook/atcooking!
(Definition of no great shakes from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “no great shakes”
in Chinese (Simplified) 并不太好的, 不怎么样的, 并不高明的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 並不太好的, 不怎麼樣的, 並不高明的…
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