not one iota

not one iota

not even a tiny bit. I won't give you any at all! Not one iota! I did not get one iota of encouragement from any of those people.
See also: not, one

not one iota

Not even the smallest amount, as in He got not one iota of thanks for his efforts. This usage appeared in slightly different form in the New Testament (Matthew 5:18): "One jot [iota] ... shall in no wise pass from the law till all be fulfilled." (The noun jot comes from the Greek iota.)
See also: not, one
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I lost my job, at a critical time for me, due to ill-health, and working for a firm that cared not one iota for someone who had spent the last 30 years with them.
Connections have lost not one iota of faith in the perennial Champion Hurdle contender, who has been beaten just six times in his 20-race career, with four of those reverses coming in championship events at Cheltenham.
Sabapathy "There is not one iota of prejudice on my part and I am deeply sorry for the upset I have caused and I offer my sincere and heartfelt apologies.
And the blame for that and all of its fallout rests solely on the government of Israel, which cares not one iota.
It helps not one iota to have this disease associated on the one hand with bravery, of being somehow victimised, and, on the other, with all out failure.
The bottom line is that there was not one iota of outlandish behavior like what's occurred in other communities,'' he added.
Great, I thought to myself, it's going to demonise the Valleys yet again and show us - I'm from the Rhondda and if you attack one valley you'll get all our backs up - as apathetic, self-pitying layabouts with not one iota of self-awareness that they had to do something themselves to sort their lives out.
Despite the best efforts of Woodley, her character develops not one iota from the first flick.
A man can spend four hours in the pub or on the golf course with a friend and emerge knowing not one iota more about his life – no matter how much he interrogates him.
And Lambert (below) snapped: "There's been absolutely no enquiry made to us about Ron - not one iota of it.
We who were lucky enough to study in one of the University of Wales colleges at that time felt not one iota of inferiority to those in Oxford or Cambridge.
DMK MP Kanimozhi on Tuesday claimed at a Delhi court that there was not one iota of evidence against her regarding the alleged parking of Rs 200 crore in Kalaignar TV and that the Enforcement Directorate (ED) had chargesheeted her only on the basis of ' sketchy material' and the allegations ' baseless'.
Whatever his father was or was not, influences my opinion of Ed Miliband not one iota.
There is not one iota of strategic thinking in any of this.
There is not one iota of truth in the reports that flour is scarce in the western region," he said.