not for nothing


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not for nothing

For a specific or worthy reason. You see? Accidents can happen all too easily. It's not for nothing that we tell you to wear a seatbelt!
See also: not, nothing

not for ˈnothing do I, will they, etc. ...

used to emphasize that there is a good reason for something: Not for nothing did people call him the king of rock and roll.
See also: not, nothing, will
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Not for nothing are Manchester United known as the "Red Devils".
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