be nothing to (one)

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be nothing to (one)

To be insignificant to one. Projections are nothing to the CEO—he only wants to see our actual sales figures. We've been broken up for years—he's nothing to me now.
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be/mean ˈnothing to somebody

(informal) not be important for somebody; not be a person that somebody loves: Why should he go to the funeral? The dead man was nothing to him.The danger meant nothing to them.
See also: mean, nothing, somebody
References in classic literature ?
My friends," said I, "to a question thus put, there is nothing to answer.
You don't know the danger I am in, and there is nothing to keep me straight.
I still like the odd carryon but when you are down near the foot of the table, there really is nothing to laugh about.
If this initiative is passed, there is nothing to prevent such abuses from occurring.