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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!
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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]
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In naming, the namers usually do not specify features of the kind in great detail as the criteria of the kind they name.
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