What does BTN stand for?

Better than nothing

In text or chat messages describing how things could have been worse, BTN stands for "better than nothing." Your friends, family, or coworkers might use this acronym, to remind you that a little bit of a good thing is better than none.

For example, if you got only a 2% raise this year, and you complain to your coworker, your coworker might respond with "Hey, it's BTN. There're years we've gotten 0%." This is a sign that you should start looking for a new job.


Nosebleed tickets to the game are BTN, so I guess we'll get them

A man who is about to send BTN

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Updated November 20, 2022

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