come to nothing

idiom

: to have no result
She talked about learning to fly, but it all came to nothing in the end.

Examples of come to nothing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The specialist in online groceries has long been seen as a takeover target, but previous rumors have come to nothing. Carol Ryan, WSJ, 22 June 2023 Shares in Blue Origin cannot be publicly traded, and early rumors that the company might go public via an IPO or SPAC have come to nothing. Ollie A Williams, Forbes, 21 Dec. 2021 The Global Times, a pugnaciously nationalist Chinese newspaper, went further, warning that the Biden administration’s climate change promises were likely to come to nothing if Republicans regain control of Congress in midterm elections. New York Times, 2 Nov. 2021 Besides the risks that the talks come to nothing, or that any project drains cash for longer than expected, contract manufacturing isn’t an especially attractive business. Stephen Wilmot, WSJ, 11 Jan. 2021 For years, with no communication with U.S.A. Gymnastics, Hernandez assumed the claim had come to nothing. New York Times, 4 May 2021 Of course, the new Facebook offering could come to nothing, especially if users in those markets don’t go for it. Kate O'Flaherty, Forbes, 20 Feb. 2023 Biden also proposed an ambitious spending package along with support for reform bills on voting and labor rights that have come to nothing in Congress. Damon Linker, The Week, 19 Apr. 2022 International efforts to coax the sides to the negotiating table have come to nothing. New York Times, 2 Nov. 2021

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“Come to nothing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/come%20to%20nothing. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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