diddly-squat


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diddly-squat

  (American informal)
nothing at all What does he know about the South? Diddly-squat! The lyrics in his songs aren't worth diddly-squat - it's the melodies that make you feel good.

diddly-squat

and (doodly-)squat (ˈdɪdliskwɑt and ˈdudliskwɑt)
n. nothing. (Folksy. Originally black or southern.) This contract isn’t worth diddly-squat.
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He said: "We make net contributions into the EU, which [withdrawal] would allow us to develop our own support programmes in Wales - in the UK, within the UK - to give support to regions like West Wales that have been struggling in the doldrums for years under EU programmes which have made diddly-squat of a difference in terms of them actually inching up the prosperity ladder.
Its role is still the same as before: pretty much diddly-squat.
Remember how Owen's close friend and SFX stablemate Alan Shearer was lauded as a true Geordie hero for turning his back on England at the age of 29, so he could fulfil his destiny of winning diddly-squat at St James' Park?
That's the whole point about extremes of weather: there's diddly-squat you can do about it.
Look at Arsenal - since they moved from Highbury to the Emirates, they have won diddly-squat and Arsene Wenger must be pining for the marble halls.
He said: "I don't think results in the past count for anything, they mean diddly-squat to today's game.
This was a decision taken in Whitehall by Treasury officials and had precisely diddly-squat to do with Welsh Labour, the Assembly Government nor, indeed, any of their AMs or candidates.
It's shameful, I know, but there you have it: I've got diddly-squat put by, barely enough for a rainy day and certainly not a rainy week.
So I think Ralf's knowledge of how Williams is run comes under the diddly-squat heading.
She thinks, as we all do, when we're young that happiness is having a lovely home with all the creature comforts and I know it's easy for me to say who has them all but, in the scheme of things, they matter diddly-squat.
You're given a new title that means diddly-squat and responsibilities that require the IQ of a gnat.
Arsenal have lost back-to-back games and therefore William Gallas can say diddly-squat.
Well, it's that now all right and it means diddly-squat.
He's learned diddly-squat from the MPs' expenses scandal and is abusing all of us by making us cough up for his household essentials, er, like a noticeboard and blackboard for the kitchen.
Or, more likely, he understands that Labour has 29 MPs in Wales and 41 in Scotland - a grand total of 70 members who can happily vote away for Labour policies on issues like health and education which have precisely diddly-squat to do with the people who voted for them.