that and a dollar will get you a cup of coffee

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Implying the dollar is the cost for the coffee, leaving the other item worthless.

Phrase[edit]

that and a dollar will get you a cup of coffee

  1. (chiefly US) comment used to imply that previously stated information, ability, or item, is of no value.
    So you can name all the Chinese provinces? That and a dollar will get you a cup of coffee.

Usage notes[edit]

There is a large variation in the monetary value mentioned, with a dollar being one of the more common.

Synonyms[edit]