come to naught

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Definition of come to naught

old-fashioned
: to be unsuccessful : to not achieve what something was intended to do All our efforts came to naught.

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“Come to naught.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/come%20to%20naught. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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