nothin' to it

(there's) nothing to it

1. It is or was very simple or easy; it isn't or wasn't difficult at all. And see? The computer starts up again like new. Nothing to it! A: "Are pancakes hard to make?" B: "Oh no, there's nothing to it." Dad's very mechanical, so any time he says, "Ah, there's nothing to it," I don't believe him!
2. There is no truth to what is being discussed. People like to think I somehow rigged the election, but there's simply nothing to it. A: "And what about the rumors that you leaked the information?" B: "Nothing to it. Simply rumors." The tabloids can say whatever they want about our marriage, but there's nothing to it. I can assure you, my wife and I are still very happily married.
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(There ain't) nothin' to it.

Rur. It is easy. Mary: How do you keep your car so shiny? Tom: There ain't nothin' to it. I just wax it once a week. It took Jane just two minutes to sew up the hole in my shirt. "See?" she said. "Nothin' to it!"
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