amount to nothing

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amount to nothing

To result in no tangible or appreciable difference. Well, all of our efforts amounted to nothing in the end, really: the bank decided to foreclose on us regardless of the money we raised.
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So if we don't GIVE them notice there won't be nobody nor nothing to interfere with us, and so after all our hard work and trouble this escape 'll go off perfectly flat; won't amount to nothing -- won't be nothing TO it.
David Cameron has come up with four wishy-washy demands that will amount to nothing useful being gained for the British people.
There are a lot of people who do pointless degree after pointless degree and amount to nothing.
It's been a pleasure every day at training and playing in this team, but it'll amount to nothing at the end of the season if we don't reach our targets.
An important work of investigative journalism, this serious analysis of the modern implementations of agrarian capitalism by an award-winning journalist exposes the business practices of the mainly Western businesses and corporations that amount to nothing short of a new era of colonialism.
Bashir himself has persistently downplayed the magnitude of corruption saying that most of it amount to nothing more than rumors without credible proof.
Johnson admitted he was hugely proud of his team but warned: "It will amount to nothing if we don't do it again here against Ireland.
There have been many cruel jibes and comments against the 34-year-old on social networking sites which I believe are totally uncalled for and amount to nothing short of bullying.
REFORMS to GCSEs and A-levels will amount to nothing more than "houses built on sand" if the government fails to tackle "shocking" failings in the way exams are marked and grades awarded, heads of leading independent schools have warned.
But the hotel scoffed at handing over much of the sought-after documentation, arguing that the defendant's "vague and ambiguous" requests far overreach the law and amount to nothing more than an illegal fishing expedition.
But Health Secretary Andrew Lansley said: "Claims that we aim to privatise the NHS amount to nothing more than ludicrous scaremongering.
But sources close to the discussions have said the plans were at an early stage and could amount to nothing.
The actions of the Israelis amount to nothing less than piracy and kidnap in international waters.
This development is most unwelcome in its own right but, taken together with the news on bank charges, they amount to nothing less than an insult to the British public.
Amir Dan, a spokesman for Olmert, said in an e-mailed statement that the latest charges would ultimately amount to nothing.