But there is nothing—zero, zilch, nada—in the Ryan plan that demonstrates how that reduction would come to pass.
zilch, what with Showtime's other steamy sex-heavy drama, The Affair, stealing its thunder.
His conduct is boorish and intemperate; his views are anachronistic and absurd; his moral authority is zilch.
"nothing," 1966, from earlier sense of "meaningless speech" (1960), originally Mr. Zilch (1931), comic character in the magazine "Ballyhoo." Perhaps from U.S. college slang (early 1900s) Joe Zilsch "an insignificant person." Probably a nonsense syllable, but Zilch is an actual German surname of Slavic origin.
: York has close to zilch industry
[probably fr zero, and like zip1, primarily a variant coined from a familiar word beginning with z; notice, in this regard, how zilch has become a variant of zit; in British use, but not US, zilch might be reinforced by nil, ''zero''; all senses may derive fr the early 1900s US college use Joe Zilsch, ''any insignificant person,'' popularized during the 1930s by ubiquitous use in the humor magazine Ballyhoo with the spelling Zilch, an actual German surname of Slavic origin]