not one iota

not one iota

Not a single, tiny bit; not at all. A: "Are you nervous at all about tonight's fight?" B: "Not one iota. This is what I've been training for." I don't get one iota of gratitude from my children for everything you do to keep them happy and healthy.
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not one iota

not even a tiny bit. I won't give you any at all! Not one iota! I did not get one iota of encouragement from any of those people.
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not one iota

Not even the smallest amount, as in He got not one iota of thanks for his efforts. This usage appeared in slightly different form in the New Testament (Matthew 5:18): "One jot [iota] ... shall in no wise pass from the law till all be fulfilled." (The noun jot comes from the Greek iota.)
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You showed not one iota of sympathy or remorse for what you had done.
This was a despicable act, one that shows the utter contempt in which the Taliban and those who follow its medieval and evil philosophy hold for human life, caring not one iota for their victims or for Afghanistan itself.
It matters not one iota that the plating-class filly's Derby 'challenge' is made in the name of raising funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital for children.
Sophie John has shown us not one iota of compassion throughout this process, until today in court.
There is not one iota of truth to this,' Karunadasa told Gulf Times yesterday.
Because there's not one iota of evidence he presented.
He went about his work with great seriousness and modesty, caring not one iota about fame or fortune, but only the work, always the work.
I lost my job, at a critical time for me, due to ill-health, and working for a firm that cared not one iota for someone who had spent the last 30 years with them.
Connections have lost not one iota of faith in the perennial Champion Hurdle contender, who has been beaten just six times in his 20-race career - with four of those reverses coming in championship events at Cheltenham.
It helps not one iota to have this disease associated on the one hand with bravery, of being somehow victimised, and, on the other, with all out failure.
The bottom line is that there was not one iota of outlandish behavior like what's occurred in other communities,'' he added.
Great, I thought to myself, it's going to demonise the Valleys yet again and show us - I'm from the Rhondda and if you attack one valley you'll get all our backs up - as apathetic, self-pitying layabouts with not one iota of self-awareness that they had to do something themselves to sort their lives out.
A man can spend four hours in the pub or on the golf course with a friend and emerge knowing not one iota more about his life – no matter how much he interrogates him.
And Lambert (below) snapped: "There's been absolutely no enquiry made to us about Ron - not one iota of it.
We who were lucky enough to study in one of the University of Wales colleges at that time felt not one iota of inferiority to those in Oxford or Cambridge.