be no slouch

informal
to be very good at something

She was a keen swimmer and no slouch on the tennis court.


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  • Slouch hat — during the American Civil War A slouch hat is a wide brimmed felt or cloth hat with a chinstrap, most commonly worn as part of a military uniform. It is a survivor of the felt hats worn by certain 18th century armies. Since then, the slouch hat… …   Wikipedia

  • slouch — slouch·er; slouch; slouch·i·ly; slouch·i·ness; slouch·ing·ly; …   English syllables

  • slouch — [slouch] n. [< ? dial. slouk, a lazy fellow < ON slōkr < slōka, to hang down, droop < IE * (s)leug , var. of base * (s)leu , to hang limply > SLUG1, SLEET ] ☆ 1. a) a person who is awkward or lazy b) Informal a person who is… …   English World dictionary

  • slouch´ing|ly — slouch|ing «SLOW chihng», adjective. 1. that slouches; carrying oneself with a slouch: »a tall, slouching fellow (Francis Parkman). 2. characterized by a slouch: »I adopted, along with my beggar s attire, a peculiar slouching and clownish gait… …   Useful english dictionary

  • slouch|ing — «SLOW chihng», adjective. 1. that slouches; carrying oneself with a slouch: »a tall, slouching fellow (Francis Parkman). 2. characterized by a slouch: »I adopted, along with my beggar s attire, a peculiar slouching and clownish gait (William… …   Useful english dictionary

  • slouch — 1510s, lazy man, variant of slouk (1570), perhaps from O.N. slokr lazy fellow, and related to SLACK (Cf. slack) on the notion of sagging, drooping. Meaning stooping of the head and shoulders first recorded 1725. The verb meaning walk with a… …   Etymology dictionary

  • slouch|y — «SLOW chee», adjective, slouch|i|er, slouch|i|est. slouching awkwardly; carelessly untidy; slovenly …   Useful english dictionary

  • Slouch — Slouch, n. [Cf. Icel. sl?kra slouching felloew, and E. slack, slug, a lazy fellow.] 1. A hanging down of the head; a drooping attitude; a limp appearance; an ungainly, clownish gait; a sidewise depression or hanging down, as of a hat brim. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Slouch — Slouch, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Slouched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Slouching}.] 1. To droop, as the head. [1913 Webster] 2. To walk in a clumsy, lazy manner. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Slouch — Slouch, v. t. To cause to hang down; to depress at the side; as, to slouth the hat. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • slouch — ► VERB 1) stand, move, or sit in a lazy, drooping way. 2) dated bend one side of the brim of (a hat) downwards. ► NOUN 1) a lazy, drooping posture or movement. 2) informal an incompetent person: he was no slouch at making a buck. DERIVATIVES …   English terms dictionary

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