want for nothing

want for nothing

Fig. not to lack anything; to have everything one needs or desires. The Smiths don't have much money, but their children seem to want for nothing. Lisa's husband spoils her. She wants for nothing.
See also: nothing, want

want for nothing

Not lack any necessities or comforts, as in He saw to it that his mother wanted for nothing. This term uses want in the sense of "lack." "Mid-1600s"
See also: nothing, want
References in classic literature ?
The old lady was fully satisfied, and kissed me, spoke cheerfully to me, and bid me take care of my health and want for nothing, and so took her leave.