Not worth the paper is printed on - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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not worth the paper it's printed on
Useless; unimportant; insignificant. Oh, that memo is not worth the paper it's printed on. You know the boss is going to completely change her mind about it in a few days anyway! Due to the recent hyperinflation, the nation's currency is now not worth the paper it's printed on.
not worth the paper it is written on (of an agreement, promise, etc.) of no value or validity whatsoever.
not worth the paper it’s ˈprinted/ˈwritten on (of a written agreement, document, report, etc.) not having any value, especially legally, or because the person involved does not intend to do what they say they will: The promises in this letter aren’t worth the paper they’re written on.