add up to much


: to not consist of very much or of anything of importance
Her contributions didn't add up to much.

Examples of add up to much in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Yet all the drops and droplets that did fall didn’t add up to much. Martin Weil, Washington Post, 14 May 2023 Two goals the first four minutes and a late charge didn't add up to much for the Detroit Red Wings. Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press, 15 Feb. 2022 But these and other factors don’t actually add up to much in the way of ominous atmospherics. Dennis Harvey, Variety, 6 Oct. 2021 The barebones plot doesn’t add up to much outside of fan service, operating in a workmanlike mode to rush the characters from level 1-1 to the finale at a speed runner’s pace. Christopher Cruz, Rolling Stone, 4 Apr. 2023 Purchasing on a payment plan can also quickly add up to much higher recurring expenses. Julian Chokkattu, WIRED, 1 Feb. 2023 But all of this, critics say, doesn’t add up to much. Karen Pennar, STAT, 27 Oct. 2022 But Palestinians say such symbolic steps don’t add up to much. David Lautersenior Editor, Los Angeles Times, 15 July 2022 Amazon has instead offered up a steady stream of nice-sounding anecdotes about plastic use that don’t add up to much. Matt Littlejohn, Fortune, 16 June 2022 See More

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“Add up to much.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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