red cent


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red cent

n. Informal
Insignificant value: not worth a red cent.

red cent

n
(used with a negative) informal chiefly US a cent considered as a trivial amount of money (esp in the phrases not have a red cent, not worth a red cent, etc)

red′ cent′


n.
a cent as representative of triviality.
[1830–40, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.red cent - something of little value; "his promise is not worth a damn"; "not worth one red cent"; "not worth shucks"
worthlessness, ineptitude - having no qualities that would render it valuable or useful; "the drill sergeant's intent was to convince all the recruits of their worthlessness"
References in classic literature ?
But, y'see, I loved Thomas, and I didn't care one red cent for W.
Remember how John boasted in November 2014 that Irish Water was aiming to collect "more than 90%" of charges but three years on his former company will not get a red cent from the public.
They've spent millions, and yet not one red cent has gone to getting people who are trapped out of there," Shannon said.
I believe most Brexiteers will be devastated if we pay them a red cent for a 'divorce' settlement.
Once again the message to the Government was resounding and clear - the people of Ireland can absolutely not afford to part with one more red cent because of the crippling austerity they have suffered in recent years.
Branko Geroski in Sloboden Pecat comments that the story with the "red telephone" is not worth a red cent if Telma TV doesn't publically announce who put pressure on them.
If I was chairman I would say we're all doomed and we're going into administration without a red cent because you all want to believe that.
Just because one red cent changes hands doesn't mean that a sex worker is a criminal.
But now families can switch to T-Mobile without paying a single red cent to leave them behind.
I made it very clear (when I left the restaurant) that I was going to do everything I could to stop America from going in there and spending one red cent,'' Mr.
All this data exchange will not put one red cent in my tax coffers," Finance Minister Maria Fekter said, on 13 April.
I defy them to show that she has asked for one red cent.