not amount to much

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of not amount to much

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

Word by Word Definitions

amount play
  1. : to be the same in meaning or effect as

  2. : to reach in kind or quality : to turn out to be

  3. : to reach a total : add up

  1. : the total number or quantity : aggregate

  2. : the quantity at hand or under consideration

  3. : the whole effect, significance, or import

much play
  1. : great in quantity, amount, extent, or degree

  2. : great in importance or significance

  3. : many in number

  1. : to a great degree or extent : considerably

  2. : very

  3. : frequently, often

  1. : a great quantity, amount, extent, or degree

  2. : something considerable or impressive


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