nothing of the kind

nothing of the kind

 
1. no; absolutely not. I didn't tear your jacket—nothing of the kind! Did I break your vase? Nothing of the kind!
2. nothing like that. That's not true. We did nothing of the kind! She did nothing of the kind! She wasn't even there!
See also: kind, nothing, of

nothing of the kind

Also, nothing of the sort.
1. No, certainly not, as in Did you push Charlie?-Nothing of the kind! or Do you think the kids were trying to shoplift?-Nothing of the sort. [Second half of 1800s]
2. Not at all like what is mentioned or expected, as in They thought we would look them up, but we'd intended nothing of the kind. [Second half of 1800s]
See also: kind, nothing, of

nothing of the ˈkind/ˈsort

(informal) not at all as somebody said or as you expected: The brochure said it would be a beginners’ course but it’s nothing of the sort.I said nothing of the kind. She completely misunderstood me.
See also: kind, nothing, of, sort
References in classic literature ?
He will do nothing of the kind," said Don Quixote; "I have only to command, and he will obey me; and as he has sworn to me by the order of knighthood which he has received, I leave him free, and I guarantee the payment.
She distils nothing of the kind, vile rabble," said Don Quixote, burning with rage, "nothing of the kind, I say, only ambergris and civet in cotton; nor is she one-eyed or humpbacked, but straighter than a Guadarrama spindle: but ye must pay for the blasphemy ye have uttered against beauty like that of my lady.
On the contrary, we could see nothing of the kind, not at least so as to distinguish one figure from another.
The effect ought logically to have been ruinous for the plagiarist, but it was really nothing of the kind.
I had known what it was to be kindly treated; they had known nothing of the kind.
Let us hope that nothing of the kind may happen to us," said the hunter.
This frightened Griffiths; and he, this time, made use of the telegraph wires to tell her that she must do nothing of the kind.
Though nothing of the kind had happened to her she was regarded in that light, and had even herself come to believe that she had suffered much in life.
And you're quite mistaken, Matilda, in supposing that Harry Meltham admires you: I assure you he does nothing of the kind.
But nothing of the kind happened--as a matter of fact the Sly One had betrayed us.
This he repressed as speedily as possible, and strove to look as if nothing of the kind had happened.
The shortlist is predictably nothing of the kind, with stable companions Flawless Escape and Sire Du Berlais likely to be on the premises, and courseand-distance scorer Brillare Momento another to throw into the melting pot.
Despite efforts by Russia, France, and Germany to make the agreement stick and peace prevail, nothing of the kind ensued.
But there was nothing of the kind of danger and nastiness we see so often from football fans.
However, the Modi era has ensured nothing of the kind is likely to happen.