have nothing going for (someone or something)

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have nothing going for (someone or something)

To lack anything that is favorable, beneficial, or advantageous to someone or something. With little computer experience, Lester really has nothing going for him as he tries to find a job in today's technologically-advanced world. Honestly, this dish really has nothing going for it. It's undercooked, underseasoned, and just plain bad.
See also: going, have, nothing

have a lot, something, nothing, etc. ˈgoing for you

have many, some, no, etc. achievements, skills, advantages, etc: As the very intelligent daughter of rich parents, she’s got a lot going for her.No job, no qualifications, nowhere to live. He doesn’t have much going for him, does he?
See also: going, have