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Worth a lick? Posted by ESC on February 03, 2001. In Reply to: Worth a lick? posted by marcus on February 03, 2001:: As stated in Tricia Yearwood's song - "he ain't worth a lick" I'm assuming it is related to "worth a lick of salt" but can't find anything in the . Apr 11, 2013 · Not nothing, but barely. Dear Word Detective: Recently, a foreign forum user asked what "lick" is supposed to mean. The phrase he was referring to was "Worth a lick." I was a bit perplexed that your cats hadn't asked. -- Richard Clow. Well, perhaps they have. I stopped listening to them after they suggested I buy stock in Facebook.

Mar 28, 2016 · Myridon Senior Member Texas. English - US. It's a softened version of "worth a damn.". The phrase is usually used negatively "This wooden coin is not worth a damn/lick.". It's not worth as much as something that is worth very little. It's worthless. Shade's brothers can't write worth a lick. It was submitted by the users and has not been checked for accuracy. This information should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional.

Oct 09, 2015 · (Not worth a lick) I don’t know that I say it. I have lived in a number of parts of the US that include Deep South and Texas. I don’t know if people use it where I live now- in the Pacific Northwest- I don’t specifically recall it being used here. updated Oct 8, 2015. Worth a lick? Posted by Karen Herrmann on February 02, 2001. As stated in Tricia Yearwood's song - "he ain't worth a lick" I'm assuming it is related to "worth a lick of salt" but can't find anything in the major Quotation books or online about either phrase.