a hill of beans

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a hill of beans

Something of little or no importance, value, or worth. For all the congressman's posturing about overhauling the tax system, his plan to do so is just a hill of beans.
See also: bean, hill, of

a hill (or row) of beans

something of little importance or value. informal
1999 SL (Cape Town) I think that what your friends and family think shouldn't amount to a hill of beans.
See also: bean, hill, of

a ˌhill of ˈbeans

(old-fashioned, American English, informal) something that is not worth much: He’s so rich that as far as he’s concerned, the money he lost doesn’t amount to a hill of beans.
See also: bean, hill, of

hill of beans

A negligible amount. This phrase is most often heard as “that doesn't amount to a hill of beans.” The underlying idea is that beans are so common that even a hill of them isn't worth very much, if anything at all. The Yiddish word for “beans” is “bupkes,” which has been adopted into American English to mean “absolutely nothing.” You'll hear it at card games and racetracks when a disgusted player tosses in his hand or tears up a losing pari-mutuel ticket with an exasperated “I got bupkes.”
See also: bean, hill, of