have nothing to do with

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have nothing to do with

Also, not have anything to do with.

  1. Be irrelevant, be unrelated, as in Their visit has nothing to do with the holiday. [Early 1600s]

  2. Avoid, as in Dad insisted that we have nothing to do with the neighbors, or I won't have anything to do with people who act like that. [Early 1600s] Also see have to do with.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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