not worth a plugged nickel

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English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

not worth a plugged nickel

  1. Alternative form of not worth a plug nickel
    • 1922, William MacLeod Raine, Man Size, ch. 22:
      I'm just telling you. Take this girl along, and your life's not worth a plugged nickel.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Of the alternative forms of this idiom, "not worth a plugged nickel" has a longer usage history than "not worth a plug nickel."