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come to nought

To be totally unsuccessful or amount to nothing. Our efforts to keep the farm came to nought in the end. All those hours I spent researching my graduate thesis have come to nought.
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It was very painful to write but that's also why, of all the books I've written, Noughts & Crosses is the book of which I'm most proud.
Although many cards currently offer nought per cent introductory deals on purchases or balance transfers, don't assume this will always be the case.
But nought for two and then 20s, 30s and 40s do not win you games.
The combination of nought per cent interest for 15 months, with a below average APR of 15.
35 Cartmel SP forecast 7-4 A good hurdler at his best, the early signs are he is going to have to improve over fences if he is to reach the same level, as he is currently nought from four over the larger obstacles, including a fourth at Haydock 16 days ago.
Busy Nought to Fives was established in 1992 and currently operates seven nurseries in Wirral, Liverpool and
Nought looks like the letter, 'O' so you might get mixed up but if you see 'O' with other numbers, you know it is meant to be a nought.
When Sephy, the young daughter of a Cross, falls for Callum, the son of a Nought, violence breaks out.
What's the betting it pops up in the next few weeks with another nought tacked on to the price?
Leaders Caerphilly & Bedwas dumped Panteg IV for just 32 as Matt Jones returned five for four, Adam Langford four for eight and James Davey 0ne for nought off five over.
Think nought of which you did not achieve, But what you have.
With Betdirect and Stan James, you can get 13-10 about the total being between nought and four and 11-2 about it being exactly five.
Callum, a Nought, and Sephy, a Cross, have an innocent love affair going.
Nought from seven on Oaks day, I was heading for the rocks before Sir Michael Stoute's colt, 6-1 from 14-1 on the day, swept fast and late under a masterful Fallon ride.
At close, they had the visitors, and outside title challengers, nought for nought following on in reply to their 456 for nine declared.