worth a damn

worth a damn
to have value.

Kids in this city aren't getting an education that's worth a damn.

I haven't asked enough people for my research to be worth a tinker's damn, but everyone I've talked to thinks it's a good idea.

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  • not worth a damn — (informal) Of no value • • • Main Entry: ↑damn * * * not worth a damn impolite phrase used for saying that something has no value or use The contract isn’t worth a damn if it hasn’t been signed. Thesaurus: ways of saying that something has little …   Useful english dictionary

  • not worth a damn — mod. worthless. □ This pen is not worth a damn. □ When it comes to keeping score, she’s not worth a damn …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • not be worth a damn — ► not be worth a damn informal have no value. Main Entry: ↑damn …   English terms dictionary

  • not worth a damn — impolite used for saying that something has no value or use The contract isn t worth a damn if it hasn t been signed …   English dictionary

  • damn — ► VERB 1) (be damned) (in Christian belief) be condemned by God to eternal punishment in hell. 2) harshly condemn. 3) curse. ► EXCLAMATION informal ▪ expressing anger or frustration. ► ADJECTIVE informal ▪ u …   English terms dictionary

  • damn´er — damn «dam», verb, noun, adjective, adverb, interjection. –v.t. 1. to declare (something) to be bad or inferior; condemn: »The critics damned the new book. SYNONYM(S): denounce, proscribe, execrate. 2. to cause to fail; ruin: » …   Useful english dictionary

  • damn — [dam] vt. damned, damning [ME damnen < OFr damner < L damnare, to condemn, fine < damnum, loss, injury, akin to Gr dapanē, cost < IE * depno , sacrificial feast < base * dā(i) , to part, divide > TIME, TATTER] 1. a) Obs. to… …   English World dictionary

  • damn — late 13c., to condemn, from O.Fr. damner damn, condemn; convict, blame; injure, derivative of L. damnare to adjudge guilty; to doom; to condemn, blame, reject, from noun damnum damage, hurt, harm; loss, injury; a fine, penalty, possibly from an… …   Etymology dictionary

  • not be worth a damn — informal have no value. → damn …   English new terms dictionary

  • damn — damn1 [dæm] interjection not polite 1.) used when you are very annoyed or disappointed ▪ Damn! I ve locked my keys in the car. 2.) used when something is impressive or surprising ▪ Damn, she s old. damn 2 damn2 adv [+ adjective/adverb] informal… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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