not worth beans

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.
See also: bean, not, worth

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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Whitman said caseworker pay is "not worth beans" and is asking for more funding next year partly so he can give raises but committee members expressed skepticism about what role caseworker salaries play in the department's turnover crisis.