Meaning of “not to be sneezed at” in the English Dictionary

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"not to be sneezed at" in British English

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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!

(Definition of “not to be sneezed at” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)