not worth the paper it's written/printed on

idiom

: not of real value : not legally valid
This contract isn't worth the paper it's written/printed on.

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“Not worth the paper it's written/printed on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/not%20worth%20the%20paper%20it%27s%20written%2Fprinted%20on. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

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