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    #1

    no slouch at

    I first came across this expression when I was reading a Jack London's novel. I was just wondering if it's still used "He was no slouch at learning languages. Soon he could speak English fluently." Correct?
    Last edited by ostap77; 03-Dec-2010 at 01:24.

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    Re: no slouch at

    Yes, it means someone is good at something.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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