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    Looking for an idiom

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    "I can finish a whole pizza It's nothing for my book"


    Can you say: nothing for my book? as in nothing i can't handle

    Thanks

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    Re: Looking for an idiom

    Quote Originally Posted by TheShadow View Post
    Hi


    "I can finish a whole pizza It's nothing for my book"


    Can you say: nothing for my book? as in nothing i can't handle

    Thanks
    I've never heard that or anything remotely like it.

    The only thing I can think of is "That's nothing, in my book". There, "in my book" means "in my opinion".

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    Re: Looking for an idiom

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I've never heard that or anything remotely like it.

    The only thing I can think of is "That's nothing, in my book". There, "in my book" means "in my opinion".
    Same response from this AmE-speaker.

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    Re: Looking for an idiom

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I've never heard that or anything remotely like it.

    The only thing I can think of is "That's nothing, in my book". There, "in my book" means "in my opinion".
    I would extend it to say "in my experience."

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    Re: Looking for an idiom

    Colloquially, you could say 'I can eat a whole pizza; it's no big deal'.

    Rover

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