nothing in (something)

(redirected from nothing in)

nothing in (something)

No substance, credibility, or truth in something, typically a rumor, report, suggestions, etc. No, there's nothing in these rumors that I've been taking bribes—I've been straight as an arrow for my entire political career! Everyone keeps insinuating that the company is about to go under, but I assure you, there's nothing in it.
See also: nothing

nothing in it

1. No element of truth to something. We got a tip that the mayor was not going to run in the fall, but there turned out to be nothing in it—just a rumor. Oh, there's nothing in it—his words are just empty threats.
2. Describing a competition or game in which no team or participant has a clear advantage. Those two teams are so well-matched that there's nothing in it.
See also: nothing

(there’s) nothing ˈin it


1 (informal) used to talk about a contest where the competitors are level and it is hard to say who will win: Right up to the end of the game, there was nothing in it. Either team could have won.
2 (of a rumour, report, story, etc.) there’s no truth in it: There was a rumour that he was about to resign, but apparently there’s nothing in it.
See also: nothing
References in classic literature ?
For I have observed this remarkable coincidence, that the select natures who pant after the ideal, and find nothing in pantaloons or petticoats great enough to command their reverence and love, are curiously in unison with the narrowest and pettiest.
elements had people did nothing in their provinces for the last four and a half years and now they were extremely upset.
The Prime Minister said those claiming to create new Pakistan could do nothing in even Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
"at said there's nothing in here worth stealing anyway - we're a small tearoom.
"The first time I went to the camps I didn't vomit only because I had nothing in my stomach," said a volunteer American doctor, who was providing health care to "migrant" workers.
I will bet $1000 GSA had nothing in the credit card RFP about the millions companies would have to absorb.
Nothing in his nearly ten years of recording innocuous disco ditties and doing stand-up comedy prepared performer Karel for the front lines of queer activism.
A court should not construe an exclusion of liability for punitive damages where there is nothing in the insuring clause to forewarn an insured that such was to be the intent of the parties.
Section 404(h)(2) of the bill reads, "Nothing in this subtitle shall be construed to authorize, directly or indirectly, the issuance or use of national identification cards or the establishment of a national identification card."
Recently, a state court in New York held: "There is nothing in the [pollution] exclusion clause from which it can be inferred that the provision was drafted with a view toward limiting liability for lead paint-related injury.
The style is jazzy, but there is nothing in Duncan's alternating duets to distinguish between the two relationships.
MOTORISTS have been urged to leave nothing in their vehicles after raiders smashed into a car to steal a packet of biscuits during a spate of break-ins.
Most recently, a state court in New York held: There is nothing in the [pollution] exclusion clause from which it can be inferred that the provision was drafted with a view toward limiting liability for lead paint related injury.