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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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In their world, Noughts and Crosses simply don't mix.
Have more than one credit card and use each for its best feature (one for nought per cent purchases, one for nought per cent balance transfers, one for overseas, one for cashback).
John Wood was lbw for nought and Melvyn Betts fell in the same fashion to Fleming for two.
The size of the P nought remains uncertain although today's announcement indicates a range of 15% to 20% on average is possible.
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.
Instead, the company has decided to tour to Liverpool with Noughts and Crosses, a stage version of a bestseller by the British writer Malorie Blackman.
There is also a "buy now pay later" scheme and nought per cent finance for purchases over pounds 150.
In the curious world of radical feminism, they all count for nought.
A company spokesman said: "A fault caused an extra nought to be added to salaries.
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.
Six of his seven career wins have come over 1m - the other over 7f - and although he has gone well over today's course and distance, it is worth noting he is nought from five over trips further than Windsor's 1m1/2f.
WIRRAL nursery chain Busy Nought to Fives has taken over specialist day nursery operator Bizz Kidz for an undisclosed sum.
I can read some numbers like from one to ten and also nought.