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next to nothing

Fig. hardly anything; almost nothing. This car's worth next to nothing. It's full of rust. I bought this antique chair for next to nothing.
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next to nothing

very little She knows next to nothing about politics. The town has done next to nothing about the parking problem.
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FROCK SHOCK: Keira Knightley seemed confused as to why she wore next to nothing to the premiere of her latest film
They are done by artist Robert Graham, who is not Catholic and apparently knows next to nothing about Christianity.
African Americans gained next to nothing in the most recent mid-term elections.
In comparison, staff in the NHS get next to nothing and deserve more.
In its magazine ad, ASKO said of its energy efficient kitchen appliances, "Like most Swedish supermodels, they consume next to nothing.
Or maybe you feel, like I do, alarmed by the specter of this country's massive military machine gearing up, in our name, for missions we know next to nothing about.
The refugee camps do little to boost their morale, offering next to nothing in the way of privacy or dignity.
We started this project with nothing and, while we still have next to nothing," laughs Lowry, "we've already cleared some unbelievable hurdles in terms of putting together an excellent business plan and in being one of the two successful proponents in the request for proposals (for the wood allocation).
In mode Two, they know next to nothing and still attempt to help you and of course, are often worse than no help.
Built with heavy-duty, water- and UV-resistant fabric that weighs next to nothing, it features a patented compression system to stabilize and evenly distribute the load, a built-in water reservoir, and a plethora of pockets.
Realizing a hospital in the middle of nowhere, for next to nothing, or redefining the aspirations of the incredibly rich to build an architecturally modest villa on a cliff overlooking the Indian Ocean.
A PREGNANT woman and her three young children have been left with next to nothing after burglars ransacked their Coventry home.
More explosives are stolen in Arizona than almost anywhere else in the country, says The Arizona Republic, and adds that so far, the state has done next to nothing to regulate the industry.