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Nothing.‘I did absolutely zilch’
nothing, nil, nothing at all, not a single thing, not anything, noneView synonyms
- ‘Scottish architects have done zilch for the past 100 years.’
- ‘Mr. & Mrs. T spent zilch on media last year, per Competitive Media Reporting, after spending $123,000 in 1999.’
- ‘Since the postponed reading of the amendment, we've heard zilch from the government.’
- ‘My suspicion is that the national poll numbers mean zilch and that this election is going to be decided in the marginals.’
- ‘The way they help people, certainly from Scotland, is zilch in the UK.’
- ‘It can give me a broader perspective on my industry, which might come in handy, but it's going to do zilch for what's stirring in my fume hood.’
- ‘Although AmEx has spent zilch on promotion, some would-be customers go to absurd lengths to get what they see as a must-have status symbol.’
- ‘Arizona quietly added another 24 points to zilch for Georgia.’
- ‘Zola, you do know I'm zilch in the fashion department?’
- ‘As an added bonus, since I know absolutely zilch about Bob Fosse, I could not take serious issue with the choreography like the obnoxious couple sitting next to me.’
- ‘I can offer zilch in the way of information about Allawi himself.’
- ‘An empty-headed outrage that achieved the usual zilch and is now well forgotten of course, but that's not the point.’
- ‘I simply wanted to point out my lack of experience, i.e. zilch and zero, of attending major rock concerts.’
Not any; no.‘the character has zilch class’
- ‘But I sure don't play rugby just for the money and if I was paid zilch I would still be the first one out at training.’
1960s: of unknown origin.
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