NOT ANYTHING › not anything: I've had nothing to eat since breakfast. He claimed that he did nothing wrong. He had nothing in his pockets. There was nothing else (= no other thing) I could do to help. She did nothing but criticize (= criticized a lot).
NOT IMPORTANT › not something important or of value: He's a dangerous person - human life means nothing to him. A thousand pounds is nothing to a woman of her wealth.
for nothing › without a successful result: I've come all this way for nothing.
be nothing to do with sb › If something is or has nothing to do with you, you have no good reason to know about it or be involved with it: I wish he wouldn't offer advice on my marriage - it's nothing to do with him.
have nothing to do with sb/sth › to have no connection or influence with someone or something: He made his own decision - I had nothing to do with it.
to say nothing of sth › used to emphasize other problems you have not talked about: Most wild otters have disappeared from populated areas, to say nothing of wilderness areas.
nothing of the sort › used to emphasize that something is not true: He said that he was a legitimate businessman - in fact, he was nothing of the sort.
It was nothing. › a polite reply to someone who has thanked you for doing something