compter pour du beurre

The French expression “compter pour du beurre” translates literally to “to count for butter”.

English translations:

  • to count for nothing
  • to be chopped liver

French meanings:

  • ne pas être pris en considérationto not be taken into consideration
  • être mépriséto be scorned or disdained
  • n’avoir aucune importanceto have no importance

Example sentence:

  • Dis donc, Patty, tu invites tout le monde à la fete sauf moi. Et moi alors, je compte pour du beurre? Hey, Patty, you’re inviting everybody to the party expect me. What am I, chopped liver?

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  • compter pour des clopinettes – Lit: to count for chickenfeed
  • compter pour des prunes – Lit: to count for plumbs

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