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not worth beans

Completely worthless or useless; having little or no value. Primarily heard in UK. I was so excited when my grandfather said he'd give me his car, but this old clunker isn't worth beans. Over the years working here, I've come to realize that the boss's word ain't worth beans.
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not worth beans

mod. worthless. This paint is not worth beans. I’ll have to buy another can.
See also: bean, not, worth
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Plans aren't worth beans if they are ignored in the emotion of the moment.
As I've written before, one of my complaints about many scopes--including a lot of good ones--is that the adjustments aren't worth beans. Regardless of what the adjustments are supposed to do, one click moves the strike not at all, the next moves it a whole lot and the next does something different.