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zi poh

  • n  a quantity of no importance

  • Katharine Armstrong initially told a Texas reporter that there had been "zero, zippo" drinking that Saturday.
  • If profits grow as they have in the past, at about 7% annually, and the PE multiple retreats to 16, the market will return zippo for five more years, except for an annual dividend .
  • Obama should know better -- except his zippo experience and screwy background provide zilch that would qualify him as leader of the free world, much less a Chicago graft league.

  • Colin Powell in Consortium News
    We burned down the thatched huts, starting the blaze with Ronson and Zippo lighters,Powell recalled in his memoir, My American Journey. "Why were we torching houses and destroying crops? Ho Chi Minh had said the people were like the sea in...
  • Mike Montgomery in USA Today
    You take a great deal of pride if we should happen to go into the NCAA Tournament as a No. 1 seed,Montgomery said. "It also means zippo starting next week."
  • Barry McCaffrey in
    There is no fully functional Iraqi government,says McCaffrey. "There's no one province you can put your finger on where the Iraqi government is dominant in security, oil, education, health care, zippo."

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