Something shouldn’t be ignored, it deserves immediate attention


  • The origin of this idiom dates back to the start of 19th century. Maybe the expression comes from something like turning nose at something or feeling proud. As sneezing comes from the nose, if there is something that needs not just sneezing of the nose, then it shouldn’t be ignored as it requires immediate attention.

When he was voted the best sportsman he felt very proud, because the moment was nothing to sneeze at.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

Additional definitions for 'Nothing to Sneeze At':

nothing to sneeze atNot bad; decent; acceptable; worthwhile.
nothing to sneeze atSomething that deserves serious attention.
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لا شيء للعطس في

nichts zu niesen

nada para estornudar

rien pour éternuer


nihil ad sternuisse

niets om naar te niezen

nada para espirrar

нечего чихать

inget att nysa på


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