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count for (something)

To have value. This phrase is often used in the negative to convey the opposite. If I fail the test after weeks of studying, all of that effort will count for nothing. I at least sent her a text. That's got to count for something!
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count for something

to be valid for something; to be worth something. Doesn't all my work count for anything? Your positive attitude counts for a lot as far as I'm concerned.
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count for

1. Have importance or worth, as in Doesn't his long tenure count for anything? or Does this tournament count for computer points? This usage employs count in the sense of "enter into a reckoning." [Mid-1800s]
2. count for nothing. Have no influence or effect, as in All his work counts for nothing since they've dropped the project. This idiom was first recorded in 1861.
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In conjunction, the worldwide rig count for May 2019 was 2,182, an increase by 42 from the 2,140 counted in April 2019 and 86 from the 2,096 counted in May 2018,respectively.
Also, the average US rig count for May 2019 was 986, down by 26 from the 1,012 counted in April 2019 and down by 60 from the 1,046 counted in May 2018.
In conjunction, the worldwide rig count for January 2017 was 1,918, an escalation of 146 from the 1,772 counted in December 2016 and 27 from the 1,891 counted in January 2016, respectively.
The average US rig count for December 2016 was 634, an improvement of 54 from the 580 counted in November 2016 and frll 80 from the 714 counted in December 2015.
Baker Hughes announced that the Baker Hughes international rig count for February 2019 was 1,027, up 3 from the 1,024 counted in January 2019, and up 48 from the 979 counted in February 2018.
The average Canadian rig count for November 2016 was 173, up 17 from the 156 counted in October 2016 and down five from the 178 counted in November 2015.
Baker Hughes announced that the Baker Hughes international rig count for January 2019 was 1,023, down 2 from the 1,025 counted in December 2018, and up 63 from the 960 counted in January 2018.
In addition, the worldwide rig count for September 2016 was 1,584, an increase of 37 from the 1,547 counted in August 2016 and drop by 587 from the 2,171 counted in September 2015.
Baker Hughes announced that the Baker Hughes international rig count for December 2018 was 1,025, up 34 from the 991 counted in November 2018, and up 71 from the 954 counted in December 2017.
The company added that the average US rig count for July 2016 was 449, a rise 32 from the 417 counted in June 2016 and decrease of 417 from the 866 counted in July 2015.
Baker Hughes, a GE company, announced that the Baker Hughes international rig count for November 2018 was 991, down 26 from the 1,017 counted in October 2018, and up 49 from the 942 counted in November 2017.
In the US, the average rig count for June 2016 was 417, a rise of nine from the 408 counted in May 2016 and dropped by 444 from the 861 counted in June 2015.