set at naught

set at naught

dated To disregard or scorn something; to treat something as unworthy of respect or consideration. A noun or pronoun can be used between "set" and "at." The government has made clear that it is willing to set at naught the will of the people to further its own agenda. This issue could be the undoing of our company, yet the board of directors seem to have set it to naught.
See also: naught, set