a quantity of no importance
"it looked like nothing I had ever seen before"
"reduced to nil all the work we had done"
"we racked up a pathetic goose egg"
"it was all for naught"
"I didn't hear zilch about it"
- goose egg
"I forbid you to call me late at night"
"Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store"
"Dad nixed our plans"