hill of beans


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hill of beans

- Refers to the planting practice of placing the seeds in clumps in a little mound (hill) of soil.
See also related terms for mound.
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Without your heroic failures, Andy Murray's fleeting glory wouldn't have amounted to a Henman Hill of beans.
But like the politician in the joke, their words amount to little more than a hill of beans.
No finger pointing, please: Apparently the work the Ahmadi-nejad Administration said it did to save Lake Urumiyeh didn't amount to a hill of beans and the Rohani Administration has launched a review to determine what needs to be done.
com), has announced that the company will compete in the 14th annual Hill of Beans Food Drive competition, collecting food and funds through Wednesday, Aug.
But a 2011 study in the Archives of Internal Medicine finds that government policies designed to eliminate food deserts by encouraging grocery stores to open in poor neighborhoods or expand their produce offerings won't amount to a hill of beans.
I told Ebers I didn't think I would go, as the only thing I could shoot was a compound, to which he threatened me with harsh, colorful verbiage and reiterated they wanted me there and it didn't matter a hill of beans what I shot.
And that is why I don't think this issue will amount to a hill of beans over the long run.
Even the toughest agreement among the most well-meaning adults doesn't amount to a hill of beans if the kids continue to run the show.
They don't add up to a hill of beans in the long term.
But Queercents, a personal finance blog serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, is taking a critical look at the "latte factor" to see if it amounts to a hill of beans.
And that wouldn't amount to a hill of beans if it were not the United States of America now seeking to put Steven Green to death.
The product has the kid appeal of the brand, but whether the healthier claims amount to a hill of beans remains to be seen," said Don Williams of brand consultancy Pi Global.