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of no account

Of no or very little importance, significance, or worth. Sure, his writing is OK, but he only published a few articles in some tiny magazine of no account. Don't worry, the investigators on this case are of no account, so I'm confident our involvement will go undetected.
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of little/no acˈcount

(formal) not considered important: His past achievements were of no account when it came to competing with the younger men.
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Although the point is well made, Smith does, on occasion, complicate the argument in a less than constructive way by still seeking to prove or disprove the identity of the author of a text before going on to reiterate that the sex of the writer is of little account. Her research into this is extremely interesting but perhaps detracts a little from her initial assertion.
* "Other abuses" described in the instruction which do not pose a direct threat to the dignity or validity of the Eucharist but nevertheless "are not to be considered of little account, but are to be carefully avoided and corrected."
His message was that money was not the be-all and end-all of improving public services and was of little account unless accompanied by reform.
The culture of other groups, especially Harry's own native culture, was considered of little account by the rulers of the land, at that time.
He chastises those in France--journalists, historians, and public figures--who continue to insist that fascism was of little account in the national experience or that, whenever it did raise its ugly head, it was only a foreign import from across the Rhine or over the Alps.
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