(to) be sneezed at


(to) be sneezed at
(not) to be sneezed/sniffed at informal 1. if something, especially an amount of money, is not to be sneezed at, it is large enough to be worth having.

And there's the increase in salary to be considered. Ј3000 extra a year is not to be sneezed at. (American & Australian, informal)

2. if something or someone is not to be sneezed at, they are important or dangerous enough to deserve serious attention.

Goodman is not a man to be sniffed at.


New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • Sneezed — Sneeze Sneeze, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Sneezed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sneezing}.] [OE. snesen; of uncertain origin; cf. D. snuse to sniff, E. neese, and AS. fne[ o]san.] To emit air, chiefly through the nose, audibly and violently, by a kind of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sneezed at — See:not to be sneezed at …   Idioms and examples

  • sneezed — snɪːz n. involuntary expulsion of air from the nose and mouth v. involuntarily expel air from the nose and mouth …   English contemporary dictionary

  • not to be sneezed at — Not to be despised • • • Main Entry: ↑sneeze * * * not to be sneezed at informal phrase very good, or good enough to consider having Six goals is not to be sneezed at. Thesaurus: very good …   Useful english dictionary

  • not to be sneezed at — (not) to be sneezed/sniffed at informal 1. if something, especially an amount of money, is not to be sneezed at, it is large enough to be worth having. And there s the increase in salary to be considered. Ј3000 extra a year is not to be sneezed… …   New idioms dictionary

  • Not to be sneezed at — Sneeze Sneeze, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Sneezed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sneezing}.] [OE. snesen; of uncertain origin; cf. D. snuse to sniff, E. neese, and AS. fne[ o]san.] To emit air, chiefly through the nose, audibly and violently, by a kind of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • not to be sneezed at — If something is not to be sneezed at, it should be taken seriously …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • not to be sneezed at —    If something is not to be sneezed at, it should be taken seriously.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • not to be sneezed at — worth having, not to be despised That new stereo system is not to be sneezed at …   Idioms and examples

  • not to be sneezed at — informal very good, or good enough to consider having Six goals is not to be sneezed at …   English dictionary