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come to nothing

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcome to nothingcome to nothingif a plan or action comes to nothing, it does not continue or does not achieve anything nothing
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come to nothingCrack addicts, criminals, people whose lives have come to nothing.Even Sam Smith's valiant attempts to reduce the deficit came to nothing.Plots to dispose of him came to nothing.Sadly it has come to nothing.Speculation that the deputy chairman, Lord Barnett, might also be removed came to nothing.Without action your job hunting will come to nothing.But it had come to nothing, and in the process he had recognised the truth behind his motives.If this was the intention it came to nothing, for the title was abolished in 1554.
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