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hill of beans

noun, Informal.
something of trifling value; virtually nothing at all:
The problem didn't amount to a hill of beans.
Origin of hill of beans
1860-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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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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