be not worth the paper it is written on


be not worth the paper it is written on
be of no value or validity whatsoever despite having been written down

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • not worth the paper it is written on — not worth the paper it is written/printed/on phrase used for saying that a written agreement is not worth having because the person who signed it is not likely to do what they said they would do We signed a year’s lease on this place, but it’s… …   Useful english dictionary

  • not worth the paper it's written on — not worth the paper it s ˈwritten/ˈprinted on idiom (of an agreement or official document) having no value, especially legally, or because one of the people involved has no intention of doing what they said they would Main entry: ↑worthidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • not worth the paper it's written on —  Worthless …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • not be worth the paper it's written on — (not) be worth the paper it s/they re printed/written on if an agreement or decision is not worth the paper it is written on, it has no value or importance. A qualification like that isn t worth the paper it s written on …   New idioms dictionary

  • not be worth the paper they're written on — (not) be worth the paper it s/they re printed/written on if an agreement or decision is not worth the paper it is written on, it has no value or importance. A qualification like that isn t worth the paper it s written on …   New idioms dictionary

  • not worth the paper it is printed on — not worth the paper it is written/printed/on phrase used for saying that a written agreement is not worth having because the person who signed it is not likely to do what they said they would do We signed a year’s lease on this place, but it’s… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • not worth the paper is printed on — not worth the paper (something) is printed on to have no value or importance. He s got a degree from an online university that s not worth the paper it s printed on. The landlord s promises were not worth the paper they were written on …   New idioms dictionary

  • not worth the paper it's printed on — not worth the paper it s ˈwritten/ˈprinted on idiom (of an agreement or official document) having no value, especially legally, or because one of the people involved has no intention of doing what they said they would Main entry: ↑worthidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • be worth the paper it's written on — (not) be worth the paper it s/they re printed/written on if an agreement or decision is not worth the paper it is written on, it has no value or importance. A qualification like that isn t worth the paper it s written on …   New idioms dictionary