thanks for nothing


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thanks for nothing

An expression of annoyance, exasperation, or disappointment when someone does something unhelpful or disagreeable. Thanks for nothing, Dan. Now I have to go get all these posters reprinted because of your stupid typo. I can't believe you squealed on me to the principal! Thanks for nothing!
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thanks for nothing

People use thanks for nothing to tell someone in an angry way that they are disappointed that that person has not done what they wanted. Dad's request for a small-business loan was turned down (thanks for nothing, Sunnings Savings & Loan!)
See also: nothing, thanks

thanks for nothing

used ironically to indicate that what someone has done or said is extremely unwelcome to you.
See also: nothing, thanks
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I'd say, 'Well thanks for nothing,' and then beg him, 'How can I make this funnier?
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THANKS FOR NOTHING, BOSS: Sebastian Larsson getting all of 11 minutes football.
I want to say thanks for nothing mate to that man for not being very nice to the girls.
I can just about keep my car on the road - thanks for nothing Two Jags
On behalf of our male readers everywhere - thanks for nothing, Brian.
I would like to say a big thanks for nothing to all the adults on the bus, especially the "gentleman" sitting next to her.
And to the moron so lacking in control of his car that he could not see two large (90- and 110-pound) dogs, thanks for nothing.
I PHONED Falkirk skipper Jack Ross after they had knocked Celtic out of the CIS Cup earlier this week to say thanks - thanks for nothing.
So thanks for nothing from mom, who lived through two wars, brought up her family and always paid rent P Smith, Wythall
EL SEGUNDO - This is where we're supposed to say, ``See ya, thanks for nothing.
Morning, noon and night, the billing and cooing is totally relentless and it would appear - thanks for nothing, Ollie - that I'm back to square one.
Thanks for nothing, then Guus, although Hasselbaink did redeem himself with his candid observation that "when Drogba is playing well he's a great forward, but when he's not he is a pain in the bum.