Last modified on 1 June 2014, at 12:14

not worth a plugged nickel

EnglishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

not worth a plugged nickel

  1. Alternative form of not worth a plug nickel.
    • 1922, William MacLeod Raine, Man Size, ch. 22:
      I'm just telling you. Take this girl along, and your life's not worth a plugged nickel.

Usage notesEdit

  • Of the alternative forms of this idiom, "not worth a plugged nickel" has a longer usage history than "not worth a plug nickel."