Definition of have (got) — to do with in English:

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’
    • ‘This could have something to do with why a lot of people don't see any importance in marriage.’
    • ‘She wondered if the long dry hot weather may have something to do with what she was seeing.’
    • ‘He sees himself as a pioneer in the field he has chosen, which actually has nothing to do with what he did in college.’
    • ‘Perhaps this has something to do with why I failed as an architecture student.’
    • ‘Players do not like criticism and maybe that had something to do with what happened today.’
    • ‘They tried to make a big deal out of it, but the truth is that the governor had nothing to do with that.’
    • ‘This has nothing to do with how much faith you have or how you feel.’
    • ‘The problem has nothing to do with too much tax or too few incentives.’
    • ‘He told a jury at Sheffield Crown Court yesterday he had nothing to do with either the murders or the shooting.’
    • ‘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.’
      • ‘He can tell me that Jack is just some stupid Junior that I should have nothing to do with.’
      • ‘And the God who is invoked in justification of these is a God I wish to have nothing to do with.’
      • ‘The funny thing is, he left a pregnant girl in New Zealand and will have nothing to do with the child he fathered.’
      • ‘It is a sweet tale of a boy in love with a girl whose father will let her have nothing to do with him.’
      • ‘I suggest you two shake hands and apologize now, or I will have nothing to do with either of you again!’
      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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