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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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Today they have voted to pass legislation that, over time, amounts to nothing more than a tax increase for working families and a permanent tax cut for major corporations.
Thus, the noise from HRW amounts to nothing more than unwarranted nuisance,' he said.
As ever, at the end of the day many of us, like it or not, benefit from what amounts to nothing much less than slave labour.
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 corporate welfare.
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.