The declared field so far is no great shakes—the Republican lieutenant governor and a Democratic state representative.
Lever has this in a song:—'You think the Blakes are no great shakes.'
He wasn't any great shakes of a man, but he was better than nothing.
For a needle and thread were not always at hand, and at any rate Charley was no great shakes at the needle.
It was very sharp while it lasted; and the doctor no great shakes.
"Now, don't make no great shakes out o' me, Miss Maria," he pleaded.
The Squire was no great shakes of a talker, but as a listener he was magnificent.
My wife is no great shakes; she is the one who has suffered most.
Guess he's afraid he'll lose it, but it ain't any great shakes, to my notion.
That ain't no great shakes of a place, either,—Garland's ain't; but he's got more land'n we have.