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Francois

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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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Francois said:
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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