come to nought

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come to nought (third-person singular simple present comes to nought, present participle coming to nought, simple past came to nought, past participle come to nought)

  1. (idiomatic, intransitive) To fail completely; to have no successful result.
    The Bank of England's anti-inflation efforts will come to nought if the U.S. Federal Reserve refuse to join in the plan.

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