not worth a dime

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Adjective[edit]

not worth a dime

  1. (US, idiomatic) worthless, lacking in value.
    This vase is not worth a dime. Why did you pay so much for it?
    His opinions aren't worth a dime.
    • 1878, New York Times[1]:
      Eight of the nine who got damages were not worth a dime, and all but six of those who failed to sustain their suits were worthless.
    • 2011, Baldev Seekri, Organizational Turnarounds with a Human Touch, page 211:
      It is extremely vital, because without demonstrating performance and excellence, all the philosophies and reasoning discussed and embedded in the previous two phases are not worth a dime and will look hollow.