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"it's nothing to write home about"

Posted by Barry Jacobs on June 21, 2000

My Dad, a career navy man, used to use the phrase "it's nothing to write home about," or "it's okay, but it's nothing to write home about" to describe any disappointing or overly hyped object or experience.

I've heard the phrase from other veterans, and assume it has a military origin. Anyone know for sure?