empty-handed : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • s  having acquired or gained nothing
    the returned from the negotiations empty-handed
  • s  carrying nothing in the hands

  • He played a high-stakes game, at one point threatening the banks that he would file for bankruptcy, which would have left creditors empty-handed.
  • But 35 went miserably and empty-handed away, Izzy Einstein and Moe Smith were among them.
  • Jim Guy Tucker went away empty-handed.
News & Articles


  • John McCain in AFP
    Yesterday the country and the world looked to Washington for leadership, and Congress once again came up empty-handed ...... I am disappointed at the lack of resolve and bipartisan goodwill among members of both parties to fix this problem,...
  • Harry Reid in Forbes
    The president, refusing to be held accountable for his disastrous war policy, is threatening to reject both our reasonable approach and that money, leaving our military empty-handed,Reid said in a statement.
  • Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Reuters Canada
    Today, the Iranian nation is victorious but you (the United States) are empty-handed,Ahmadinejad said in a televised speech to a rally in the western Iranian city of Ilam.

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