Related to bupkis: Bubkes


 (bŭp′kĭs) also bub·kes (bŭb′kəs)
n. Slang
A worthless amount; little or nothing.

[Yiddish bobkes, from pl. of bobke, diminutive of bob, bean, of Slavic origin; akin to Polish bób and Russian bob, bean; see bha-bhā- in Indo-European roots.]
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"Since his surprisingly imposing victory in the June Democratic Primary, first-time candidate Ben Jealous' efforts to create electoral enthusiasm beyond his progressive base have produced bupkis," said Gonzales.
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A film could sweep every one of the 250-plus critics voting groups, but all those wins would mean bupkis when it comes to Oscar tallies.
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There's Alec Baldwin, for example, to appeal to liberals, Jimmy Fallon for the young people, and Jerry Stiller for us, who comforts a woman with "Bubby" and decries earning "bupkis" on interest.
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But in the end, as ConnCAN said to advocates in their final campaign report, "we got bupkis." ConnCAN's only major win on behalf of Connecticut's students in 2011 was stopping a bill that would have severely jeopardized any chance of ever having rigorous teacher evaluations in Connecticut.
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Central, undoubtedly due to a number of internal and external pressures, entrenched itself in subprime securities to the tune of 75% of it's portfolio, and another 10% in securities backed by subordinated loans, such as second liens and home equities, many of which are worth bupkis after the bursting of the housing bubble.
Bupkis. No consensual buy-in among senior management.