amount to nothing

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amount to nothing

To result in no tangible or appreciable difference. Well, all of our efforts amounted to nothing in the end, really: the bank decided to foreclose on us regardless of the money we raised.
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References in classic literature ?
I didn't mind the lickings, because they didn't amount to nothing; but I minded the trouble we had to lay in another lot.
So if we don't GIVE them notice there won't be nobody nor nothing to interfere with us, and so after all our hard work and trouble this escape 'll go off perfectly flat; won't amount to nothing -- won't be nothing TO it."
If there be no penalty annexed to disobedience, the resolutions or commands which pretend to be laws will, in fact, amount to nothing more than advice or recommendation.
You will amount to nothing. Now mark what I say--Louise will be so far ahead of you that you will never catch up."
So the mud-turtle he tackled the witness, but it didn't amount to nothing; and he made a mess of it.
And active consultant Mark Dickel was quick to point out that winning the series opener, 95-92, on Friday would amount to nothing if they don't sustain it.
The biggest reason of being successful trying again and again, as the ones who give up and lose hope eventually amount to nothing. Perhaps one of the main reasons of why we are not successful yet is because we do not set goals and lose hope easily.
According to Isiguzoro who said that most houses and streets in the South East employ northerners as security personnel, said that except the South Easterners get rid of those Fulani youths as their gatemen and watchmen, all their outbursts against the establishment of Fulani Youths Vigilante groups will amount to nothing.
Budget announcements for Vote Health amount to nothing more than another failure in this Governments self-proclaimed year of delivery, Nationals Health spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says.
"Self-rule and good governance amount to nothing if they cannot be translated to social and economic value for the people; this truth is loftily captured as an aspiration in Article 43 of our Constitution,' Maliba said.
Quaqua says Liberia has had two successive democratic elections since the end of the conflict, but progress will amount to nothing if the political process is governed by repressive laws.
President Duterte was right in saying that these peace talks would amount to nothing. What a waste of time and energy that could have been channeled elsewhere instead of in these supposed 'peace talks' that never actually happened.
"We can build hospitals but without the human resource to work in the hospitals, it will amount to nothing," said Mr Kagiri.Global Hope Foundation hopes to support 10,000 students from poor backgrounds with Sh100 million worth of bursaries to enable them learn without interruption.
So far, the Shiv Sena's political future looks hanging in the balance as it has yet to choose the path to achieve its long-term objectives, which amount to nothing but the rise of Hindutva philosophy as a consensus-based state policy over the other religious and secular beliefs followed in today's India.
ACTOR Tom Hardy is backing a campaign to improve teenagers' confidence as a poll found one in five are convinced they will "amount to nothing".