Definition of have — to do with in English:

have — to do with

(also have got — to do with)

phrase

  • 1Be connected with (someone or something) to the extent specified.

    ‘John's got nothing to do with that terrible murder’
    • ‘Perhaps this has something to do with why I failed as an architecture student.’
    • ‘This could have something to do with why a lot of people don't see any importance in marriage.’
    • ‘They tried to make a big deal out of it, but the truth is that the governor had nothing to do with that.’
    • ‘He sees himself as a pioneer in the field he has chosen, which actually has nothing to do with what he did in college.’
    • ‘The problem has nothing to do with too much tax or too few incentives.’
    • ‘Players do not like criticism and maybe that had something to do with what happened today.’
    • ‘She wondered if the long dry hot weather may have something to do with what she was seeing.’
    • ‘He told a jury at Sheffield Crown Court yesterday he had nothing to do with either the murders or the shooting.’
    • ‘This has nothing to do with how much faith you have or how you feel.’
    • ‘I used to be in the Forces for five years and that might have something to do with how calm I was.’
    1. 1.1have nothing to do with Have no contact or dealings with.
      ‘Billy and his father have had nothing to do with each other for nearly twenty years’
      • ‘If the father wants to have nothing to do with the baby then he may or may not mind the mother having an abortion.’
      • ‘I suggest you two shake hands and apologize now, or I will have nothing to do with either of you again!’
      • ‘He can tell me that Jack is just some stupid Junior that I should have nothing to do with.’
      • ‘It is a sweet tale of a boy in love with a girl whose father will let her have nothing to do with him.’
      • ‘The funny thing is, he left a pregnant girl in New Zealand and will have nothing to do with the child he fathered.’
      • ‘And the God who is invoked in justification of these is a God I wish to have nothing to do with.’
      steer clear of, avoid, shun, evade, eschew, shy away from, fight shy of, recoil from, keep away from, keep one's distance from, give a wide berth to, leave alone
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