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    miles better/ nothing to make a song about

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind tell me your opinion concerning my choice of the interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentence?

    Personally, of course, I think this new thing miles better than “The Sobbing Turtle” which was a nice little affair, but nothing to make a song about.
    (J. Galsworthy, “The White Monkey”)

    miles better = much better, far better

    nothing to make a song about = nothing special, nothing out of the way, nothing to speak of

    V.

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    Re: miles better/ nothing to make a song about

    Yes. However, I would say "nothing to make a song and dance about" rather than just "make a song about". I think that's the more common expression. It also means "to make a big fuss about..." as well as it being "something special".

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