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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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O'Neill has been frustrated in his attempts to sign a striker this summer with reported interest in Wolves hitman Steven Fletcher so far amounting to nothing.
Arsenal's attacks were amounting to nothing, with Nicklas Bendtner putting a header over the bar and Theo Walcott firing a shot straight at Schmeichel after breaking the offside trap.
Big business was accused of manipulation, using our language as a harmful form of commercial propaganda, amounting to nothing short of mass brainwashing.