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
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.
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.
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.
I half feared that the mother, or the wife or a brother of the dead man might come while we stood there, but nothing of the kind occurred.
This is the battle of Pultusk, which is considered a great victory but in my opinion was nothing of the kind.
However,' I internally added, 'they may say what they please, but I am determined you shall do nothing of the kind, as long as I have power to prevent it.
Before it is delivered, my speech (like the Queen's) is looked for as eagerly as if nothing of the kind had ever been heard before.
However, he did nothing of the kind, but instead thereof assisted a stout servant girl in turning the contents of the cauldron into a large tureen; a proceeding which the dogs, proof against various hot splashes which fell upon their noses, watched with terrible eagerness.
Pumblechook winked assent; from which I at once inferred that he had never seen Miss Havisham, for she was nothing of the kind.
He did nothing of the kind, but continued on his way to the southern regions.