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want for nothing

To be in no great need of anything; to not lack anything, whether a necessity or a comfort. We weren't rich or anything growing up, but we were happy, healthy, and wanted for nothing. I always figured someone earning that much money would want for nothing, but I guess there are some things money can't buy.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

want for nothing

Fig. not to lack anything; to have everything one needs or desires. The Smiths don't have much money, but their children seem to want for nothing. Lisa's husband spoils her. She wants for nothing.
See also: nothing, want
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

want for nothing

Not lack any necessities or comforts, as in He saw to it that his mother wanted for nothing. This term uses want in the sense of "lack." "Mid-1600s"
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

want for ˈnothing

have everything you need or want: They both earn good salaries so their children want for nothing.
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