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What does the expression "Here goes nothing!" mean?
I'm sorry. I thought it was a common expression. I'll give you some context.
Dale has a work to do, but he knows that he won't be able to complete it, because it is a very complicate work for his skills, but before he begins to work he says: Here goes nothing!
I did my best here! Anyway, I am proud of myself!
Iím not a teacher.
From a movie on "Alice in Wonderland":
When Alice is about to eat a cake that will probably make her grow much smaller (but she is not really sure about that), she exclaims: "Here goes nothing !"
'Here goes nothing' means 'I am going to begin, but I think I will not succeed, or I think it will be very difficult to accomplish' informal, idiomatic, primarily spoken English, and as far as the 'nothing' is concerned, I can't really place it grammatically. I suppose that it refers to the expectation that the result will be zero.
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