anything in it

anything in it

Any element of truth to something. We just got a tip that the mayor may not run in the fall. I want you to find out if there is anything in it. A: "Is there anything in it?" B: "Of course not, it's just a vicious rumor!" Well, we don't print fiction here, so you'll need to do some more research and find out if there's anything in it—if not, we can't report this story.
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anything/nothing/something ˈin it

any/no/some truth in what is being said: ‘Is there anything in the story that he is leaving the company?’ ‘No, I’m sure there’s nothing in it.’/‘Yes, I think there’s something in it.’
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