nothing more than

nothing more than (something)

Only or exactly something; nothing higher in degree than what is described. Despite the huge public outcry, the company received nothing more than a measly fine and a slap on the wrist for their exploitative business model. I'm fine, it's nothing more than a paper cut.
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nothing ˈmore than

(used for emphasis) only: The injury isn’t serious — it’s nothing more than a sprained ankle.
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Du-More's dental products are made of a plastic that biodegrades to nothing more than carbon dioxide, water and humus, without leaving fragments of petropolymers in the soil.