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Nothing at all.‘you know bupkis about fundraising’
nothing, nil, nothing at all, not a single thing, not anything, noneView synonyms
- ‘But this is a guy who has bupkis to say when a fellow Christian hypocrite lies to the voters on a daily basis about matters of life and death, so I guess I shouldn't be surprised.’
- ‘I thought I knew a good deal about the film - well, I knew bupkis.’
- ‘The compiler won't help you if you assign one to the other and Intellisense won't tell you bupkis.’
- ‘Her luck is so bad that when some big shot in his Jag rams her aging compact broadside, pot-bellied personal injuries lawyer Ed Masry screws up her case, so she winds up with bupkis.’
- ‘For anyone still wondering, Cantopop is a noun used to describe a South-East Asian form of pop music, while bupkis is an informal American noun meaning nothing at all in an exasperated sense, as in zilch.’
- ‘George Bush took 19 votes to John Kerry's 7, leaving Ralph Nader with bupkis.’
- ‘And this was all very disappointing, because there's bupkis out there.’
- ‘Investors who bid below the clearing price get bupkis.’
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