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nil in Sport topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishnilnil /nɪl/ noun [uncountable]  1 NONE/NOTHINGnothing syn zero The new machine reduced labour costs to almost nil.2 DSNONE/NOTHING British English the number zero, used in sports results Our team won by two goals to nil.
Examples from the Corpus
nilCommitment to this issue is absolutely nil.In the second, where worker turnover is almost nil, down time amounts to three percent.At the end of the first half it's Spurs two, Arsenal nil.Note under this option the labour cost will be nil because labour is currently available but idle.Trust between the two sides is, of course, nil.Last night they drew nil, nil at Nottingham Forest.The film is self-developing and the waiting time is nil.They take a three nil lead to Swansea for the second leg of their first round tie.If Morrison did test positive, however, the chances of an error apparently are next to nil.