not amount to a hill of beans

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not amount to a hill of beans

To be insignificant; to result in nothing. The boss is just mad right now—I think all of his rules and threats won't amount to a hill of beans.
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not amount to a hill of beans

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not be worth a hill of beans

If something does not amount to a hill of beans or is not worth a hill of beans, it has no value, importance or use. In this world the problems of people like us don't amount to a hill of beans. To the sceptics, political polls aren't worth a hill of beans. Note: You can also say that something does not amount to a row of beans or is not worth a row of beans. If you're not interested in a subject, training isn't worth a row of beans. Note: Beans are sometimes planted in groups in a little mound of earth, although they are usually grown in rows.
See also: amount, bean, hill, not, of
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Winning 1-0 at Palace doesn't amount to a hill of beans against the giants from Turin, which, if I remember my geography teacher's words correctly, is actually built on a hill of beans (it wasn't a good school).
A signature on a loan doesn't amount to a hill of beans for one Little Rock company.