brass farthing

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brass farthing (plural brass farthings)

  1. (idiomatic) Something worthless or of small value.
    • 1906, Joseph Conrad, The Mirror of the Sea, ch. 27,
      The man, as a matter of fact, under no circumstances, ever cared a brass farthing for what I or anybody else in his ship thought.

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