worth a tinker's damn

Definition of worth a tinker's damn

US, informal

  1. :  be good, valuable, or important enough for (something/someone) —used in negative statements If you ask me, his opinions aren't worth a tinker's damn.

Word by Word Definitions

  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

  1. :  to work in the manner of a tinker

    :  to repair, adjust, or work with something in an unskilled or experimental manner :  fiddle

    :  to repair, adjust, or experiment with

  1. :  a usually itinerant mender of household utensils

    :  an unskillful mender :  bungler

    :  gypsy

  1. :  to condemn to a punishment or fate

    :  to condemn to hell

    :  to condemn vigorously and often irascibly for some real or fancied fault or defect

  1. :  the utterance of the word damn as a curse

    :  a minimum amount or degree (as of care or consideration) :  the least bit

  1. :  damned

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a trip made at another's expense

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