Definition of nothing (or nothing else) for it in US English:

nothing (or nothing else) for it

phrase

British
  • No alternative.

    ‘there was nothing for it but to follow’
    • ‘Poor old Rod's telly was on the blink, and he understandably felt there was nothing for it but to scamper up for a fiddle around with the aerial.’
    • ‘I decided that there was nothing for it - we'd have to replace the ceiling.’
    • ‘But there was nothing for it but to clear my throat and dial.’
    • ‘I double checked against the previous few entries, pulled down the calendar to verify, but there was nothing for it, I had to admit to myself that my disjointed day had indeed been a Tuesday.’
    • ‘There's nothing for it, I'm just going to have to unwrap the whole thing.’
    • ‘There was nothing for it but to improve what they had.’
    • ‘I guess there's nothing for it but to keep chewing and swallowing.’
    • ‘Their car is marooned in fog; there is nothing for it but to wait, and their uneasy banter is interspersed with stylised flashbacks, giving clues not merely to their present situation but to Leo's psychotic state.’
    • ‘Over the next four days there was nothing for it but bed rest, regular doses of paracetamol washed down with water, and the occasional banana for sustenance.’
    • ‘So, anyway, come Monday there's always a small pile of left-over high calorie stuff from the fridge that ought to go in the bin, except there's nothing at all wrong with it and there's nothing for it but to set myself down and eat it up.’