not amount to much


: to not consist of very much or of anything of importance
The evidence didn't amount to much.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web While an individual session may not amount to much skin damage, problems could arise given frequent exposure especially given that another radiation source, tanning beds, has already been proven to increase the risk of skin cancer. Devika Rao, The Week, 23 Jan. 2023 Although the snow may not amount to much, there should be plenty of storms to track. Washington Post, 10 Nov. 2021 That the deescalation process pursued since their last clash in June did not amount to much comes as little surprise, given the outstanding disputes and geopolitical pressures on both sides. James Griffiths, CNN, 2 Sep. 2020 From a practical perspective, the change may not amount to much for EA, analysts said. Jason Schreier, Fortune, 11 May 2022 The ban’s impact on prices may not amount to much. Tim De Chant, Ars Technica, 8 Mar. 2022 In the end, Burman said, the virality may not amount to much, since most viewers caught it on Bilibili instead of Burman’s channel on YouTube. Nathaniel Herz, Anchorage Daily News, 14 Feb. 2022 Snow during the day on Friday may not amount to much with temperatures near and above freezing, with most accumulation, if any, on grassy areas. Washington Post, 27 Jan. 2022 Even if Germany were to return all of the Benin objects in Berlin, this would not amount to much more than 10% of what was looted. Jürgen Zimmerer, Quartz, 4 Aug. 2021 See More

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“Not amount to much.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 May. 2023.

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