hill of beans

noun Informal.
something of trifling value; virtually nothing at all: The problem didn't amount to a hill of beans.

Origin:
1860–65

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But the end product didn't amount to a hill of beans to many traders-they wanted the means of production.
Not that it makes a hill of beans and am sure those that have a vested interest will have oh so many reasons to support it.
It's not worth a hill of beans, compared to the probative value it offers.
Nothing is being accomplished that amounts to a hill of beans.
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