not be up to much


not be up to much
(not) be up to much British & Australian 1. to not be of a very high quality.

It's a very beautiful-looking town but the shopping's not up to much. (British, informal)

2. if something is not up to much, it is not very good or effective.

This hairdryer's not up to much - it only blows out cold air.


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