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to do with

A set phrase used to show that things are—or are not—related or connected. Don't bring that up! That has nothing to do with this! Gina's name isn't on the report, but I know she had something to do with it. I know my son isn't the best student, but this is a volunteer position—what do grades have to do with it?
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Then it occurred to me the best thing to do with this thing was to look at it.
They have more to do with bands like Air Supply than rock and roll.
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The answer has as much to do with business as with technology.