not up to snuff

not up to snuff

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  • not up to snuff — informal old fashioned 1) not as good as it should be 2) slightly ill …   English dictionary

  • Snuff — For other uses, see Snuff (disambiguation). Snuff is a product made from ground or pulverised tobacco leaves. It is an example of smokeless tobacco. It originated in the Americas and was in common use in Europe by the 17th century. In recent… …   Wikipedia

  • snuff — n. 1) to take snuff 2) a pinch of snuff 3) (misc.) not up to snuff ( not up to an acceptable standard ) * * * [snʌf] a pinch of snuff to take snuff (misc.) not up to snuff ( not up to an acceptable standard ) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • snuff — snuff1 [ snʌf ] noun uncount tobacco in the form of a powder that you breathe in through your nose: SMOKELESS TOBACCO not up to snuff INFORMAL OLD FASHIONED 1. ) not as good as it should be 2. ) slightly sick snuff snuff 2 [ snʌf ] verb 1. )… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • snuff — I. /snʌf / (say snuf) verb (t) 1. to draw in through the nose by inhaling. 2. to perceive by or as by smelling. 3. to examine by smelling, as an animal does. –verb (i) 4. to draw air, etc., into the nostrils by inhaling, as in order to smell… …  

  • snuff — I UK [snʌf] / US noun [uncountable] tobacco in the form of a powder that you breathe in through your nose • not up to snuff II UK [snʌf] / US verb Word forms snuff : present tense I/you/we/they snuff he/she/it snuffs present participle snuffing… …   English dictionary

  • Snuff — «Snuff» Сингл Slipknot c альбома «All Hope Is Gone» Выпущен September 28, 2009 Формат CD Записан February–June 2008 at Sound Farm in Jamaica, Iowa Жанр Alternative rock …   Википедия

  • Snuff (песня) — «Snuff» Сингл Slipknot из альбома All Hope Is Gone …   Википедия

  • Snuff bottle — Snuff bottles in the American Museum of Natural History collection Snuff bottles were used by the Chinese during the Qing Dynasty to contain powdered tobacco. Smoking tobacco was illegal during the Dynasty, but the use of snuff was allowed… …   Wikipedia

  • Snuff — Snuff, n. 1. The act of snuffing; perception by snuffing; a sniff. [1913 Webster] 2. Pulverized tobacco, etc., prepared to be taken into the nose; also, the amount taken at once. [1913 Webster] 3. Resentment, displeasure, or contempt, expressed… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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