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not worth a plugged nickel

Slang definitions & phrases for not worth a plugged nickel

not worth a plugged nickel

adjective phrase

Valueless: His word isn't worth a plugged nickel

[1940s+; a plugged coin was counterfeit or had an insertion of inferior metal]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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