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red cent

The smallest possible amount of money. Primarily heard in US. I worked all of that overtime and never received a red cent for my efforts.
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red cent

see under not worth a dime.
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It's our "performance-based" promise to you: If we can't help you manage your business better, then you don't have to pay one red cent.
Dead as a doornail," "not one red cent," "the cat is out of the bag.
Maybe that's why there was not one red cent in Paul Martin's budget to relieve the misery of the poorest of the poor.
This archaic, 125-year-old law permits mining companies to gouge billions of dollars' worth of gold, silver, platinum, palladium and other hardrock minerals from public lands, without paying one red cent to the real owners, the American people.
But the sad thing is, bail and bounty hunting are the only parts of the criminal-justice system that are self-financing--they don't cost the taxpayers a red cent.
Our proposal required not one red cent of new HUD funds.
Smith waving the Constitution on the Senate floor, expostulating, "I wouldn't give a red cent for all your fine rules, without there was some plain everyday, common kindness under 'em--and a little looking out for the next fella"?
One Red Cent Deluxe[R] : The first game available among the new High Rise Games, One Red Cent Deluxe puts a new spin on an old classic.
Mirka Velinovska in Nova Makedonija comments that the Russian Church doesn't give a red cent for the Macedonian Autocephaly Church.
30 this afternoon I have not earned a red cent out of magnificent Workforce.
I never paid Michael Lowry one red cent," said Mr O'Brien, 52, who netted a vast fortune after BT bought out his Esat Digifone operator in a pounds 2.
I am not going to approve another red cent, not a dime.
We sure know our politicians have spent every red cent of it.