something in it

something in it

Some 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 something in it. Don't just dismiss what he said because it sounded sarcastic—there's probably something in it.
See also: something

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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While agreeing with his colleagues that a restructuring of local and national political and economic relationships is required to solve Latin America's deforestation crisis (and that there is little reason to be optimistic), Schwartz wisely suggests that there has to be something in it for everyone.
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