- be up to much
- (not) be up to much
British & Australian
1. to not be of a very high quality.
2. if something is not up to much, it is not very good or effective.
It's a very beautiful-looking town but the shopping's not up to much. (British, informal)
This hairdryer's not up to much - it only blows out cold air.
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