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Meaning: a worthless person, someone who's done nothing worthwhile in life

For example:

  • Clive is such a zero. He's spent his whole life stacking shelves in his father's shop during the day, and watching television in his room at night.

  • Those neighbourhood gangsters think they're heroes, but as far as we're concerned they're nothing but zeroes.

Quick Quiz:

Someone might be called a zero if they have
  1. done very little in life
  2. done a great deal in life
  3. saved no money in life

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