not worth the paper it's written/printed on

Definition of not worth the paper it's written/printed on

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

Word by Word Definitions

worthplay
  1. :  become

  1. :  having monetary or material value

    :  estimable

  1. :  monetary value

    :  the equivalent of a specified amount or figure

    :  the value of something measured by its qualities or by the esteem in which it is held

  1. :  equal in value to

    :  having assets or income equal to

    :  deserving of

paperplay
  1. :  a felted sheet of usually vegetable fibers laid down on a fine screen from a water suspension

    :  a similar sheet of other material (as plastic)

    :  a piece of paper

  1. :  to put down or describe in writing

    :  to fold or enclose in paper

    :  to cover or line with paper

  1. :  made of paper, cardboard, or papier-mâché

    :  papery

    :  of or relating to clerical work or written communication

  1. :  that one — compare he, its, she, they

    : used as subject of an impersonal verb that expresses a condition or action without reference to an agent

    : used with many verbs as a direct object with little or no meaning

  1. :  the player in a game who performs the principal action of the game (as trying to find others in hide-and-seek)

writeplay written
  1. :  to form (as characters or symbols) on a surface with an instrument (as a pen)

    :  to form (as words) by inscribing the characters or symbols of on a surface

    :  to spell in writing

printplay printed
  1. :  a mark made by pressure :  impression

    :  something impressed with a print or formed in a mold

    :  fingerprint

  1. :  to impress something in or on

    :  to stamp (as a mark) in or on something

    :  to make a copy of by impressing paper against an inked printing surface

  1. :  of, relating to, or writing for printed publications


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