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“It’s about time you kicked that habit, Bart,” he said.What do you do with all your money?"

"That is a good question. I wish I knew. It comes and it vinishes, and I have damn all to show for it."

Could you please explain the highlighted line to me?


Hi Tom,

You quoted:

I assume you meant ‘vanishes’

This means: my money appears (in other words I get/acquire it) and then it disappears (I use it all up) and I have absolutely nothing tangible (to show ) as proof of what I have spent the money on.


Thanks, Alan.

So, may I assume?

Damn all= nothing at all(in the given context)

If OK, then please send me a yes