a mere nothing это:

a mere nothing
a mere nothing пустяк;

Англо-русский словарь. — М.: Советская энциклопедия. . 1969.

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  • mere nothing — Synonyms and related words: a little thing, bagatelle, hardly anything, inessential, insignificancy, marginal matter, matter of indifference, minor matter, naught, next to nothing, nihility, no great matter, nothing, nothing in particular,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • mere nothing, a —  Not worth recognition or thanks …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • Mere — (m[=e]r), a. [Superl. {Merest}. The comparative is rarely or never used.] [L. merus.] 1. Unmixed; pure; entire; absolute; unqualified. [1913 Webster] Then entered they the mere, main sea. Chapman. [1913 Webster] The sorrows of this world would be …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mere — mere, bare are often employed with little or no distinction in the sense of being such as the term qualified states but nothing more. But mere is commonly used to emphasize the limitations of a thing, as if it were declared to be simply what it… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • mere — mere1 [mir] adj. superl.merest [ME < L merus, unmixed, pure < IE base * mer , to sparkle > MORNING, OE amerian, to purify] 1. nothing more or other than; only (as said to be) [a mere boy] 2. Obs. unmixed; pure 3. Obs. absolute; downright …   English World dictionary

  • A Modest Proposal — for Preventing the Children of Poor People in Ireland From Being a Burden on Their Parents or Country, and for Making Them Beneficial to the Publick,[1] commonly referred to as A Modest Proposal, is a Juvenalian satirical essay written and… …   Wikipedia

  • A. J. Butcher — Andrew James Butcher is the English author of the futuristic teen spy series, Spy High. A.J., who taught English at both Poole Grammar School and Parkstone Grammar School, in Poole, Dorset, and currently teaches at Talbot Heath School in… …   Wikipedia

  • mere — 01. Travel Vietnam on a [mere] $10 a day! Talk to one of our travel agents today! 02. The driver said he was [merely] trying to scare the dog off the road when he accidentally hit it, and killed it. 03. These shoes cost me a [mere] $25 at a… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • mere — {{11}}mere (adj.) c.1400, unmixed, pure, from O.Fr. mier pure (of gold), entire, total, complete, and directly from L. merus unmixed (of wine), pure; bare, naked; figuratively true, real, genuine, probably originally clear, bright, from PIE *mer… …   Etymology dictionary

  • nothing — n 1. naught, none, none whatsoever, nothing at all, nothing under the sun, nothing on earth; no such thing, nil, Sl. nix, Sl. zilch, Sl. scratch, Sl. squat, Sl. diddly, Sl. diddly squat; Latin, nihil, Fr. hen, Sp. nada, Ger. nichts, Russ. nichevo …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • mere — mere1 /mear/, adj., superl. merest. 1. being nothing more nor better than: a mere pittance; He is still a mere child. 2. Obs. a. pure and unmixed, as wine, a people, or a language. b. fully as much as what is specified; completely fulfilled or… …   Universalium

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