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not mean diddly

To not mean or be worth anything at all. I don't understand the first thing about computers, so these instructions don't mean diddly to me. Unless you give me something in writing, the promise of a pay raise doesn't mean diddly.
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not mean diddly

AMERICAN, INFORMAL
If something does not mean diddly, it is completely unimportant. I have been playing this game for a long time and I know that one shot doesn't mean diddly.
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Our pelleting technology is critical, but it doesn't mean diddly unless you are starting with great hops.
That announcement and a million Zimbabwean dollars might buy a cup of coffee in Harare, but it doesn't mean diddly in Washington, D.C.
Three wins and a draw 'doesn't mean diddly' according to manager Jones, but he was clearly delighted at the way his band of players worked on what he was asking of them.
They quickly realize that if everyone receives a gold star, a gold star doesn't mean diddly squat.
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