not a trace (of something)

not a trace (of something)

Not even the smallest amount (of something). The group of financial analysts said there is not a trace of hope that the economy will improve at any point this year. The team needed to come out with intensity if they wanted to stand a chance, but unfortunately they showed not a trace during that dreadful display. There wasn't a trace of remorse in his voice as he pleaded guilty to the horrible crimes.
See also: not, trace