amount to anything

idiom

: to turn out to be (something or someone important, impressive, etc.)
I don't think he'll ever amount to anything.

Examples of amount to anything in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The best skill position that money can buy won’t amount to anything if there’s nobody to block and protect. Evan Dudley, al, 21 Aug. 2020 Connor’s the dingbat who will never amount to anything. Katcy Stephan, Variety, 31 May 2023 The same source claimed the sheriff’s department told Spears’ team the investigation wouldn’t amount to anything. al, 20 Aug. 2021 Not without reason, the firm’s namesake, Jim Goettsch, argues that a roughly 800-foot skyscraper will never amount to anything more than a foothill compared to the 1,451-foot Willis Tower. Blair Kamin, chicagotribune.com, 9 Oct. 2020 At the time, Meltzer didn’t think any of the accusations were going to amount to anything. Abraham Josephine Riesman, Rolling Stone, 19 Mar. 2023 Some Republicans, meanwhile, voiced doubts the speech would amount to anything. Eric Bazail-Eimil, WSJ, 8 Feb. 2023 There’s that great line about how Picasso will never amount to anything. Matthew Jacobs, Vulture, 19 Dec. 2022 That doesn't amount to anything. Taylor Penley, Fox News, 7 July 2022

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“Amount to anything.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amount%20to%20anything. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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