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Related to red cent: seeing red
Insignificant value: not worth a red cent.
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(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)
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a cent as representative of triviality.
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|Noun||1.||red cent - something of little value; "his promise is not worth a damn"; "not worth one red cent"; "not worth shucks"|
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