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have something/nothing to show for sth

If you have something/nothing to show for your work or effort, you have/have not won any advantage from it: I worked for two weeks, and $50 was all I had to show for it. I've been trying to write this essay all day and I have nothing to show for it.
(Definition of have something/nothing to show for sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “have something/nothing to show for sth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 从…中受益/一无所获…
in Chinese (Traditional) 從…中受益/一無所獲…
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