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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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SIR - Refusing to even stand while the national anthem of any country is being played or sung amounts to nothing more than truculent immaturity, but Robyn Lewis informs us that that is what he used to do when he was a (privileged) pupil at an English boarding school.
This amounts to nothing less than giving away public assets at knocked-down prices and is opposed by every housing and homelessness charity.
This indictment amounts to nothing more than abuse of power and I cannot and I will not allow that to happen.
DoCoMo, SoftBank and KDDI will all provide 16GB models of the new iPhone 5S for what efficiently amounts to nothing when a customer accepts a certain plan and the 2-year contract.
It amounts to nothing more than mindless thuggery," they said.
Hardly surprising as the concept amounts to nothing more than a sticking plaster being placed over a gaping financial wound.
Fines are in line with similar transgressions that have happened in the past, but these unnamed front office people are of the opinion that, in this regard, the Knicks' history of holding these secret workouts should have been dealt with more strongly instead of only resulting in a penalty that they feel amounts to nothing more than a slap on the wrist.
THE dirty deal done by our Government amounts to nothing short of economic Armageddon.
RMT union general secretary Bob Crow said: "The most modern section of the UK rail network has been sold off for a song in what amounts to nothing more than a fire sale of the family silver to prop up the financial deficit caused by the bankers and speculators in the first place.
We urge the Saudi Arabian authorities not to carry out such a punishment, which amounts to nothing less than torture.
IT amounts to nothing less than anti-terrorism on the never-never.
The SNP's achievement amounts to nothing more than letting the builders get on with it.
Labour's Finance and Performance spokesman, Cllr Justin Madders, said: "This amounts to nothing more than a fire S sale.
Shadow Home Secretary David Davis criticised the proposals, saying: "Without extra prison places, this amounts to nothing more than trying to grab a head line without doing anything to address the serious crime on our streets.
In future, we can regard every community work sentence as a 'Naomi' - something that amounts to nothing more than a minor inconvenience to an offender.