Not worth a rap
Rap Rap, n. [Perhaps contr. fr. raparee.] A popular name for any of the tokens that passed current for a half-penny in Ireland in the early part of the eighteenth century; any coin of trifling value. [1913 Webster]

Many counterfeits passed about under the name of raps. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

Tie it [her money] up so tight that you can't touch a rap, save with her consent. --Mrs. Alexander. [1913 Webster]

{Not to care a rap}, to care nothing.

{Not worth a rap}, worth nothing. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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