One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
with negative Used to denote an imaginary coin of little value or a very small sum of money.‘the lousy government never gave them a brass razoo’
- ‘Your right to use your property could be sterilised and you might get not a brass razoo for it.’
- ‘This legislation is concerned with really vicious criminals and thugs, and we in New Zealand First say that they should not get a brass razoo.’
- ‘As a matter of fact, Beryl and I can remember when they came over here before the war, without a razoo.’
- ‘In this Budget there is nothing for infrastructure at all, not a brass razoo.’
- ‘If the Government can get away with it, it will put more and more of its social services on to local government without a brass razoo going along with it.’
1930s: of unknown origin.
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