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[with negative] A thing of little value:‘the problems of one old actor don't amount to a hill of beans’
- ‘So for those patients and for their families and loved ones, I think this is a hill of bean.’
- ‘The problem at the Norfolk, Va., storage facility wasn't just a hill of beans.’
- ‘I'll write stuff or get on talk shows in front of millions and sneak in a few quips to try and entertain as well, but that really is a hill of beans.’
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