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    mean/no mean

    He's no mean pianist
    He's a mean pianist

    According to the dict, both mean he's a very good pianist!
    Are they commonly used?

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    Re: mean/no mean

    Quote Originally Posted by Francois
    He's no mean pianist
    He's a mean pianist

    According to the dict, both mean he's a very good pianist!
    Are they commonly used?

    FRC
    I don't think the first would have the same meaning as the second. The second use is pretty common. :wink:

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