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Red cent   /rɛd sɛnt/   Listen
Red cent

Something of little value.  Synonyms: damn, darn, hoot, shit, shucks, tinker's dam, tinker's damn.  "Not worth one red cent" , "Not worth shucks"

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"Red cent" Quotes from Famous Books

... a minute," he said rather sheepishly. "Will you fellows do me a favor and lend me a five spot? I'm stony broke—not a dime to bless myself with. You know the governor has gone back on me. Says he won't give me a red cent, and that I'll have to learn to hoe my own row. I'm up against it for fair, and I know you fellows won't mind lending me a little something. I'll pay it back as soon as the old man comes across, which he's bound to do sooner or ...
— The Rushton Boys at Treasure Cove - Or, The Missing Chest of Gold • Spencer Davenport

... you we hadn't a red cent to buy any with," said Stacy, who was also treasurer. "Put these two negatives together and you make the affirmative—saleratus. Mix freely and ...
— Selected Stories • Bret Harte

... gave a nickel, some gave a dime; I never gave no red cent— She was no girl of mine. ...
— Pieces of Eight • Richard le Gallienne

Words linked to "Red cent" :   ineptitude, worthlessness

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