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Meaning of “have something/nothing to show for sth” in the English Dictionary

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have something/nothing to show for sth

If you have something/nothing to show for ​yourwork 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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