Definition of be nothing to do with in English:

be nothing to do with

phrase

  • 1Be no business or concern of.

    ‘it's my decision—it's nothing to do with you’
    • ‘We wanted to go with him for counselling but we were told our son was over 18 and it was nothing to do with us.’
    • ‘It was nothing to do with anyone other than his family.’
    • ‘Striker Andy Gray said: ‘We've got to do the business on the pitch, what goes on off it is nothing to do with us.’’
    • ‘It was between the clubs and they couldn't agree a price. It was nothing to do with me so I just ignored it.’
    • ‘I always thought that it was nothing to do with me, that it was to do with other people's opinion.’
    • ‘Every time MPs try to get answers from the Department of Health, we are told it is nothing to do with ministers.’
    • ‘This is our concern alone, this is nothing to do with you!’
    • ‘As a businessman himself, he should obviously be able to draw the distinction between running a successful business for commercial gain and getting involved in something that is nothing to do with him.’
    be unconnected with, be unrelated to
    View synonyms
    1. 1.1 Be unconnected with.
      ‘he says his departure is nothing to do with the resignation calls’
      • ‘The Government preens itself about how well the economy is going, but that is nothing to do with what it has done.’
      • ‘I went to the studio, and they asked me the most foolish questions that were nothing to do with animal welfare.’
      • ‘According to an airport spokesperson, both of these flights were delayed because the planes were late arriving at the airport and were nothing to do with the fact that security guards were on strike at the same time.’
      • ‘The girl was nothing to do with what was going on, a completely innocent bystander hit by a stray bullet.’
      • ‘It was nothing to do with politics and everything to do with evidence.’
      • ‘It is nothing to do with how fast you run, the power comes from the shoulders.’
      • ‘I discovered I had some skills that I didn't realise were saleable - namely writing and speaking - which were nothing to do with my first career as an oil executive.’
      • ‘The ailments that he had - bronchitis, asthma, malaria - were nothing to do with war service so he had to live on a ten shillings-a-week pension.’
      • ‘But I can confirm it was nothing to do with drugs.’
      • ‘The reason it didn't work was nothing to do with how I looked, we just weren't right for each other.’
      be unconnected with, be unrelated to
      avoid, have no dealings with, have no truck with, avoid dealing with, have no contact with, steer clear of, give a wide berth to
      View synonyms