Not Worth A Whistle

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Not Worth A Whistle : Phrases



Meaning:

Something that has low value.


Example:

Our disorganized company has issued their 56th vague Mission Statement - another effort
not worth a whistle to those doing the real work.


Origin:

This expression (known to Shakespeare) alludes to the act of whistling for a dog. A good dog is always worth a whistle and a poor one isn't.





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