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a hill of beans

Definition of a hill of beans

chiefly US informal

  1. :  something that has little or no value —used in negative statements <These proposals don't amount to a hill of beans.>



Word by Word Definitions

hillplay
  1. :  a usually rounded natural elevation of land lower than a mountain

    :  an artificial heap or mound (as of earth)

    :  several seeds or plants planted in a group rather than a row

  1. :  to form into a heap

    :  to draw earth around the roots or base of

beanplay beans
  1. :  broad bean

    :  the seed of any of various erect or climbing plants (as of the genera Phaseolus and Vigna) of the legume family other than the broad bean

    :  a plant bearing beans

  1. :  to strike (a person) on the head with an object


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