not amount to a hill of beans

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not amount to a hill of beans

To be insignificant; to result in or amount to 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.
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But a 2011 study in the Archives of Internal Medicine finds that government policies designed to eliminate food deserts by encouraging grocery stores to open in poor neighborhoods or expand their produce offerings won't amount to a hill of beans.