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not swallow
not to be believed
not to be had
Not to be sneezed at
Not to care a rap
not to know the first thing about
not to mention
Not to stand on ceremony
not touch
not true
not up to much
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Not worth a cress
Not worth a curse
Not worth a hair
not worth a kers''
Not worth a rap
Not worth the candle
nota bene

Not worth a kers definitions

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Kers Kers, Kerse Kerse, n. A cress. [Obs.] --Chaucer. Not worth a kers. See under Cress.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Cress Cress (kr[e^]s), n.; pl. Cresses (kr[e^]s"[e^]z). [OE. ces, cresse, kers, kerse, AS. cresse, cerse; akin to D. kers, G. kresse, Dan. karse, Sw. krasse, and possibly also to OHG. chresan to creep.] (Bot.) A plant of various species, chiefly cruciferous. The leaves have a moderately pungent taste, and are used as a salad and antiscorbutic. Note: The garden cress, called also peppergrass, is the Lepidium sativum; the water cress is the Nasturtium officinale. Various other plants are sometimes called cresses. To strip the brook with mantling cresses spread. --Goldsmith. Bitter cress. See under Bitter. Not worth a cress, or ``not worth a kers.'' a common old proverb, now turned into the meaningless ``not worth a curse.'' --Skeat.


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