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Meaning of "not up to much" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF NOT UP TO MUCH

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WHAT DOES NOT UP TO MUCH MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of not up to much in the English dictionary

The definition of not up to much in the dictionary is of a low standard.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE NOT UP TO MUCH

not take no for an answer
not that
not the faintest
not the foggiest
not the full quid
not to go nap on
not to have a clue
not to mention something
not to put too fine a point on it
not to say
not to worry
not touch with a bargepole
not true
not turn a hair
not with you
not within an ass´s roar of
not worth a cracker
not worth a crumpet
not worth a whoop
not worth the candle

WORDS THAT END LIKE NOT UP TO MUCH

a bit much
as much
as such
Baruch
Bruch
couch
crouch
have had a drop too much
inasmuch
insomuch
much
ouch
out of touch
overmuch
pouch
so much
soft touch
such
the Midas touch
touch

Synonyms and antonyms of not up to much in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «not up to much» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF NOT UP TO MUCH

Find out the translation of not up to much to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of not up to much from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «not up to much» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

不怎么样
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

no había mucho
570 millions of speakers

English

not up to much
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बहुत ज्यादा नहीं करने के लिए ऊपर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

لا تصل إلى الكثير
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

не очень
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

não muito
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অনেক পর্যন্ত না
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

pas grand-chose
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tidak banyak
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

nicht viel
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

あまりまで
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

별로 최대
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ora nganti akeh
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

không lên đến nhiều
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அதிகம் இல்லை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

जास्त नाही
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Çok fazla değil
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

non fino a molto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

nie za wiele
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

не надто
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

nu se ridica la mult
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

όχι μέχρι το πολύ
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

nie tot veel
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

inte upp till mycket
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ikke opp til mye
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of not up to much

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «NOT UP TO MUCH»

The term «not up to much» is quite widely used and occupies the 35.840 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «NOT UP TO MUCH» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «not up to much» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «not up to much» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about not up to much

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «NOT UP TO MUCH»

Discover the use of not up to much in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to not up to much and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Chambers Universal Learners' Dictionary
... not a very good or great thing of a particular kind: I'm not much of a photographer; That wasn't much of a lecture. be not up to much ( inf) to be not very good : The dinner wasn't up to much. be too much to be unreasonable: / can' t believe that ...
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English/German Dictionary of Idioms: Supplement to the ...
alles zuviel the dress/coat/... is not up to much Staat: nut/dnl etw. keinen Staat ( mehr) machen können s.o. is not up to much (any more) los: mit jm. ist viel/wenig/ allerhand/nichts/nichts mehr/... los s.o./s.o.'s form/health/... is not/has not been/...
Professor Hans Schemann, 2013
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漢英虛詞翻譯手冊(全新擴增版)(譯學叢書):
"Not up to much!" ' ШЯЯ : not be up to much Щ£тШ1§ ' to be fairly bad fia И > |й$ П The food in that grand restaurant isn't up to much. ° 5. ИНК« cóng'ér • 2. - «E з. 4. 3. bùzènmo 29.
黃邦傑, 2008
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The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional ...
... of a muff diver, but I can strongly recommend that Kentucky cocktail of Sneaky Pete and strawberry juice.— The Guardian, 4th December 2003 . not up to much inferior UK, 7864 • [HJe's simply not up to much as a manager.— The Guardian.
Eric Partridge, Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor, 2006
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Chambers Idioms
... of a lecture. not think much of see think. not up to much (in/) not very good: The dinner wasn't up to much. so much for (something) (derog) that shows the poor quality of (something): He arrived half an hour late — so much for his punctuality!
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The Lingo: Listening to Australian English
... POX DOCTOR'S CLERK dressed in a lurid, flashy style; DRESSED UP LIKE A SORE THUMB in sartorial splendour, ALL DRESSED UP AND NOWHERE TO GO, and the negative: JACK UP to refuse to do something and NOT UP TO MUCH.
Graham Seal, 1999
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Sterling Dictionary of Idioms
(b) It 's up to you whether you want to come or not. be up with something be a source of discomfort She seems quite morose; what 's up with her? not be up to much not be worth much Her singing is not up to much. up against something (a) in ...
Vijaya Kumar, 1998
8
Tourism in Northern Ireland and its economic impact and ...
Leisure and Tourism at the University of Ulster is not up to much? Mr Wisdom: I am not saying the School of Tourism at the University is not up to much. What I said earlier is that public provision is not consistent and is not consistently delivered.
Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Northern Ireland Affairs Committee, 2007
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Chambers concise dictionary
[Anglo-Saxon up or upp] ♢ be well up on or in something to have a thorough knowledge of it. it's all up with someone colloq there is no hope for them, not up to much colloq not good at all; no good, on the up-and-up colloq 1 steadily becoming ...
Ian Brookes, 2004
10
The Use of Overseas Doctors in Providing Out-of-hours Services
For example in France if you come from a non-French speaking country the regulator will ask to have chat with you and if they think your French is not up to much on an individual basis they might ask you to take a test or to go away and learn ...
Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Health Committee, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «NOT UP TO MUCH»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term not up to much is used in the context of the following news items.
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How Often Do You Do This on the Bus?
According to a recent survey carried out by Dublin Bus, 67 per cent of us use the bus most often for a school and work commute. It seems we're not up to much in ... «Her.ie, Jul 15»
2
Ravel Morrison makes it four goals in two games for Lazio, will West …
The opposition clearly were not up to much this time either as Lazio ran out 9-1 winners over Top 11 Radio Club. But his form and new-found ... «HITC, Jul 15»
3
Tips for early stage companies and thinking ahead to an exit
At the very beginning, there is often very little cash on hand, and its allocation is not up to much debate, as the saying “keeping the lights on” ... «Lexology, Jul 15»
4
West Ham player ratings against Lusitans: Jarvis impresses while …
He will have impressed Bilic even if the opposition were not up to much. Poyet – 7. Played the holding midfield role and kept the ball turning ... «HITC, Jul 15»
5
Glastonbury 2015: what were your favourite moments?
The headliners were not up to much... You need a headline group or artist to take the field - I guess there's not too many of them about these ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
6
So much better than Warrington
They may have free blue badge parking at the hospitals but the treatment in them is not up to much. They may have free blue badge parking at the hospitals but ... «Warrington Guardian, Jun 15»
7
Gerard Pique Sings 'I've Got You Under My Skin' for Wife Shakira on …
Gerard Pique's singing voice is not up to much, but, hey, at least his hips don't lie. The Barcelona star put on a performance of Frank Sinatra's ... «Bleacher Report, Jun 15»
8
Neymar situation emblematic of huge problems Brazil face
... just roll over, but all of that is underscored by an almost subconscious realisation that they themselves are not up to much without Neymar. «Eurosport.com AU, Jun 15»
9
OCR cut unlikely to help first time buyers
She said after a lifetime of putting money away she was living on peanuts because her savings are not up to much. "I mean let's face it, I'm not ... «Radio New Zealand, Jun 15»
10
Q&A: we catch up with experienced actor Shaun Williamson
This time, I'm Moonface Martin, who's apparently public enemy number 13, so he's not up to much. During the course of the show, he's ... «Belfast Telegraph, May 15»

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