Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts
(we've) got (nada/zip)
we've got nadawe've got zip
1) zero, nothing at all
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get nada/zip from someone
This is a very informal expression that originated in America, and as such you are not likely to hear it used amongst European speakers of English, unless in a sarcastic or humorous manner. It simply means that an action has resulted in a negative outcome or has produced nothing; or that you have no ideas about how to do something.
Social Examples (Basic)
James asked me to lend him some money, but I told him that I had none. Zip, nada. I was flat broke.
The police interviewed all the suspects but got nada. No one was willing to talk.
Professional Examples (Advance)
We were owed $50,000 by the company, but in the end, we got zip because they went out of business and the owner declared bankruptcy.
I put in a huge order but we got zip because of a problem with the supply chain.
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