have nothing on someone or something

have (got) nothing on someone or something

be not nearly as good as someone or something, especially in a particular respect.
1998 Barbara Kingsolver The Poisonwood Bible Those glassy museum stares have got nothing on you, my uncaptured favorite child, wild as the day is long.
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have nothing on someone or something

1 have much less of a particular quality or ability than someone or something; be inferior to someone or something in a particular respect. 2 (especially of the police) have no incriminating information about someone. informal
See also: have, nothing, on, something
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