diddly-squat

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diddly-squat

Nothing; anything at all (when used in negative statements). I have to admit that I know diddly-squat when it comes to computers. Unless you give me something in writing, that promise isn't worth diddly-squat.

diddly-squat

and (doodly-)squat (ˈdɪdliskwɑt and ˈdudliskwɑt)
n. nothing. (Folksy. Originally black or southern.) This contract isn’t worth diddly-squat.
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Because the state of our world, physically proves being well-educated means diddly squat on the grand scale of things especially when it comes to governing a society.
"It means diddly squat,' insisted Tisdale after goals from Chuks Aneke and Kieran Agard maintained the team's unbeaten home record.
You won them the Champions League six months ago but in the fans' eyes that doesn't mean diddly squat when you have a bad day at the office.
This happened while his pal Boris Johnson savaged Theresa May's Brexit plans, saying they would leave the UK with "diddly squat".
After Mr Barnier stated he "strongly opposed" the Chequers proposals because such "cherry-picking" would mean the end of the European project if enacted, Mr Johnson said Britain faced getting "two thirds of diddly squat" for its divorce bill.
By contrast the British government did diddly squat, leaving millions of British VW owners with faulty vehicles which they had bought in good faith as being clean, efficient cars.
Fury is often described as "something of an enigma", which might be a posh way of saying that he is a very odd chap indeed, who is prone to bouts of strange behaviour and even stranger comments on things he obviously knows diddly squat about.
I'm so glad I only have to do it once" Veteran actress Miriam Margolyes "The Prime Minister asked the EU for reform and got two-thirds of diddly squat. That deal shows how contemptuously we will be treated if we remain" London Mayor Boris Johnson, campaigning for Brexit "One of the reasons why a pretty dreadful Conservative Government is getting away with things at the moment is because they have the most shambolic and ineffective official opposition in living memory under Jeremy Corbyn" Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron "If it means we can go back to using decent light bulbs - 60-watt, peach-coloured, both bayonet and screw-in - I am joining Brexit for sure" Actress Elizabeth Hurley
I don't know any other way to be" Actress and singer Myleene Klass, above "One of the reasons why a pretty dreadful Conservative Government is getting away with things at the moment is because they have the most shambolic and ineffective official opposition in living memory under Jeremy Corbyn" Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron "The Prime Minister asked the EU for reform and got two-thirds of diddly squat. That deal shows how contemptuously we will be treated if we remain" London Mayor Boris Johnson, campaigning for Brexit WRITE Letters Editor Media Wales Ltd, Six Park Street, Cardiff CF10 1XR e-mail readers@walesonline.co.uk FAX 029 2024 4143 NOTE please include your name and address for publication and a daytime telephone number
Traceyann Banks said: "It means diddly squat if the parents are letting their kids eat junk food.
The events on the pitch mean diddly squat compared to a fan being taken to hospital.
"Housing starts will improve in 2012," he wrote in his annual outlook, "but a small gain from a starting point of diddly squat leaves you only marginally above diddly squat."
The history of the 20th century indicates that the US is moving toward a system of war powers in which the president does whatever he (so far) wants, and neither the legislative nor the judicial branch can do diddly squat about it.
Her friend Suzanne Young, 52, a mother of two in Bethesda, Md., mentions that she once discovered via the countyAAEs online grading system that her middle school-age son AohadnAAEt done diddly squat in his history class.Ao Once she found out, she assures, AoI did nag him.Ao With his older brother, a high schooler, she and her husband are more text-inclined, thanks to an unlimited text plan and cellphones with full keyboards.
Yes, a male escort agency and before you say my friends are right, Maureen knows diddly squat about business, I am aware agencies do exist where lone females can hire a chap to partner them in social situations.