bubkes

bubkes

Also: bupkes, bupkus
a very small amount; nothing
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bub·kes

 (bŭb′kəs)
n.
Slang Variant of bupkis.
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bubkes

(ˈbʊbkəs) or

bubkis

pl n
1. nothing
2. a very small amount
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Instead I ruled that repeating an over-ranked blessing doesn't do bubkes. God, like a chair-umpire in tennis, takes no side between me and my enemies.
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I'd hate to think the world's largest philanthropic organization sold its soul for bubkes.