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.O.
The same toxic institutions would show a struggling family the door if they looked to axe a red cent from a crippling mortgage.
In fact, (https://www.fool.com/retirement/2018/04/15/what-will-social-security-look-like-for-millennial.aspx) more than half of all millennials  surveyed by Pew Research Center in 2014 believed they wouldn't receive a red cent from Social Security by the time they retire.
Immersed in his work, he wouldn't ask for a single red cent, but if the people he roomed with were moved they would send him along with something.
I receive the basic allowance from the council but also serving on approximately 9 different committees and bodies as part of my role as a Councillor I do not receive one extra red cent for any of them which is fine by me.
Lastly, it does not cost one red cent to be nice to people!
"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.
Why should the Navy have paid even one red cent? (Sorry, couldn't help myself.) Consider the Saturday morning yard sale.
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.