there's nothing for it

there's nothing (or nothing else) for it

there's no alternative. British
2002 Which? If there's nothing for it other than to get a shiny new appliance, the next question to ask is: ‘Where does the old one go?’
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there’s nothing (else) ˈfor it (but to do something)

there is only one possible action in a particular situation: When the river flooded, there was nothing for it but to move everything upstairs.There was nothing for it but to try to swim to the shore.
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