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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Brexit campaigners will argue that David Cameron has already tried to negotiate new terms of membership but secured, in the words of Ms Hoey, "diddly-squat".
FORMULA ONE LEWIS HAMILTON says he learned "diddly-squat" from Friday's rain-hit practice in Suzuka.
IL, nothing, zip, zilch, zero, nought, love, diddly-squat.
What the parentals were discussing had diddly-squat to do with organs of the tune-playing variety.
Whether this makes diddly-squat difference to the people of, say, Lodge Lane I don't know.
"But we've got nil, nowt, diddly-squat. It was a good performance but it doesn't mean anything.
Diddly-squat. To get no reward after playing so well at Old Trafford could do some damage to us."
Its role is still the same as before: pretty much diddly-squat.
According to Mr McComb, when extremes of weather come there is "diddly-squat you can do about it".
Anyone who joined up between 1989 and 1991 receives diddly-squat.
But so far we have received diddly-squat from Mrs May, while our health service is in crisis, one in four Northern Ireland children is living in poverty and the internet is so slow you might as well attach a USB stick to the leg of a pigeon.
Ms Hoey was unimpressed by the Prime Minister's negotiation of new EU membership terms, saying he "asked for diddly-squat and got even less".
"I knew absolutely diddly-squat about the era, because it was not something that we did at school.
Remember how Owen's close friend and SFX stablemate Alan Shearer was lauded as a true Geordie hero for turning his back on England at the age of 29, so he could fulfil his destiny of winning diddly-squat at St James' Park?
That's the whole point about extremes of weather: there's diddly-squat you can do about it.