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!)
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thanks for nothing

used ironically to indicate that what someone has done or said is extremely unwelcome to you.
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A few weeks later, John Brown William Hill chief executive was talking to a Ladbrokes rep at a meeting, and the Ladbrokes man said: "Tell Graham Sharpe thanks for nothing - if it hadn't been for his tip we'd have had a skinner on the fight." Great - got the double up .
THANKS FOR NOTHING How is it that the honorees always seem to find time to acknowledge their dog walker, but never manage to turn attention to the people they shared a category with?
Morgan protested when he was handcuffed and led away to the cells and told magistrates: "Thanks for nothing. You have never helped me, ever."
Derek Jeffery, Heswall Thanks for nothing WE'D like to say "thanks very much" to whoever found the hold-all our son left in a taxi he got into (from Kirkby Rail Station) just a short distance to a local address, the Tuesday before Christmas.
THANKS FOR NOTHING A survey revealed one third of people spent nothing yesterday.
During a six-year absence from stand-up, Jack has been busy appearing on shows like QI, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Have I Got News For You, Shooting Stars and Live at the Apollo, hosting Radio 4's legendary I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue, co-writing and starring in four series of BBC2's hit sitcom Lead Balloon, and writing his memoirs Thanks for Nothing.
Dear Pete, Coventry Kid I don't think so Gone to live in Warrington to be with his locos So play with your steam engines Pete And keep them puffing By the way Pete, thanks for nothing.
Joshua Kors' piece "Thanks for Nothing," published in The Nation, exposed how Army doctors often misdiagnose soldiers, saying their Iraq wounds stem from illnesses before joining the service.
I'd say, 'Well thanks for nothing,' and then beg him, 'How can I make this funnier?
But, what can I say - apart from thanks for nothing, Hull!
B SPONGE TO the two Davids and Karren, I say thanks for nothing.
Appearing on shows like QI and Shooting Stars, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, 8 out of 10 Cats and Have I Got News For You, hosting Radio 4''s legendary I''m Sorry I Haven''t A Clue, co-writing and starring in four series of BBC 2''s hit sitcom Lead Balloon and writing his memoirs, Thanks For Nothing which he modestly dedicated to himself - - "Without whom none of this would have been possibl.
The Briton screamed 'thanks for nothing' at the judge as he was bundled away by security guards following his sentencing for trying to bring down the Paris to Miami jet carrying 197 passengers in December 2001.
Ireland assistant Tardelli wouldn't mind meeting France - but only to say a sarcastic 'thanks for nothing' to handball cheat Thierry Henry.