Is this idiomatic?

I'm not so much of a drinker, so when I get out I always look for good service and cheap food.


Using "so" in the phrase invites a comparison.

The slightly simpler

I'm not much of a drinker

will do.

  • At least in my area (Alberta, Canada) all of "not so much of", "not that much of", and your suggestion of "not much of" would be equivalent, and I don't think any of them would be considered unusual. – Dale Hagglund Apr 22 at 23:21

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