zero à esquerda
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Literally “zero at the left”. An analogy to zeros written before a number. For example, both 020 and 20 have exactly the same numerical value, thus the leading zero before the 2 makes no numerical difference.
- A person of little worth or usefulness, a good-for-nothing.
- Ela se casou com João? Aquele zero à esquerda! — Did she marry John? That good-for-nothing!