nothing to speak of

nothing to speak of
there is not anything to mention, no important thing to talk about

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • nothing to speak of — nothing (or no or none) to speak of used to indicate that there is some but very little of something I ve no capital well, none to speak of …   Useful english dictionary

  • no … nothing to speak of — no …/nothing to ˈspeak of idiom such a small amount that it is not worth mentioning • They ve got no friends to speak of. • She s saved a little money but nothing to speak of. Main entry: ↑speakidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • speak — [ spik ] (past tense spoke [ spouk ] ; past participle spo|ken [ spoukən ] ) verb *** ▸ 1 talk about something or to someone ▸ 2 use voice to talk ▸ 3 talk particular language ▸ 4 give formal speech ▸ 5 express ideas/thoughts ▸ 6 talk on… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • speak — W1S1 [spi:k] v past tense spoke [spəuk US spouk] past participle spoken [ˈspəukən US ˈspou ] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(in conversation)¦ 2¦(say words)¦ 3¦(language)¦ 4¦(formal speech)¦ 5¦(express ideas/opinions)¦ 6 so to speak 7 speak your mind …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • speak — v. (past spoke; past part. spoken) 1 intr. make articulate verbal utterances in an ordinary (not singing) voice. 2 tr. a utter (words). b make known or communicate (one s opinion, the truth, etc.) in this way (never speaks sense). 3 intr. a (foll …   Useful english dictionary

  • speak — [[t]spi͟ːk[/t]] ♦ speaks, speaking, spoke, spoken 1) VERB When you speak, you use your voice in order to say something. He tried to speak, but for once, his voice had left him... He speaks with a lisp... [V to/with n] I rang the h …   English dictionary

  • speak — /spi:k/ verb past tense spoke past participle spoken 1 IN CONVERSATION (intransitive always + adv/prep) to talk to someone about something or have a conversation: speak to sb about sth: I intend to speak to the manager about the way I have been… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • nothing — /ˈnʌθɪŋ / (say nuthing) pronoun 1. no thing; not anything; naught: say nothing. 2. that which is non existent. –noun 3. something or someone of no importance or quality: he is a complete nothing. 4. a trivial matter or remark: to exchange… …  

  • speak*/*/*/ — [spiːk] (past tense spoke [spəʊk] ; past participle spoken [ˈspəʊkən] ) verb 1) to talk to someone about something We spoke yesterday.[/ex] I phoned your office and spoke to your assistant.[/ex] Let me speak with Jennifer and see what she… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • Nothing comes from nothing — (Latin: ex nihilo nihil fit) is a philosophical expression of a thesis first argued by Parmenides. It is associated with ancient Greek cosmology, such as presented not just in the opus of Homer and Hesiod, but also in virtually every… …   Wikipedia

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