better than a kick in the teeth

better than a kick in the teeth

cliché Not especially desirable, beneficial, or worthy of excitement, but still better than nothing; it could be worse. I mean, it was nice of him, but what will I do with a bowling ball? Oh well, better than a kick in the teeth, I suppose! A: "Twenty long years of service, and all they're giving me is this cheap watch!" B: "Still, it's better than a kick in the teeth!" They're offering us $1,000 per person for the settlement. It's not much, but I guess it's better than a kick in the teeth.
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