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thanks for nothing

An expression of annoyance, exasperation, or disappointment when someone does something unhelpful or disagreeable. Thanks for nothing, Dan. Now I have to go get all these posters reprinted because of your stupid typo. I can't believe you squealed on me to the principal! Thanks for nothing!
See also: nothing, thanks
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thanks for nothing

People use thanks for nothing to tell someone in an angry way that they are disappointed that that person has not done what they wanted. Dad's request for a small-business loan was turned down (thanks for nothing, Sunnings Savings & Loan!)
See also: nothing, thanks
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thanks for nothing

used ironically to indicate that what someone has done or said is extremely unwelcome to you.
See also: nothing, thanks
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Thanks for nothing!" As his seven and 11-year-old brothers creased up with laughter, I picked up my jaw from the Tarmac as they explained: "He heard that on Horrid Henry."
You keep me waiting as long as you want!'" As she finally pranced off, the star yelled: "Thanks for nothing!"