do nothing for

idiom

: to not improve or enhance in any way
That hat does nothing for you.
This sauce does nothing for these vegetables.

Examples of do nothing for in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That doesn’t mean the federal government should do nothing for Baltimore. The Editors, National Review, 3 Apr. 2024 What helps one person regrow luscious tresses may do nothing for another. Jenny McCoy, Glamour, 4 Mar. 2024 Comments do nothing for our social well-being, really. Eric R. Danton, BostonGlobe.com, 14 Aug. 2023 Chemicals designed to extend the shelf-life of a medication for profits do nothing for the quality of your life when dealing with sensitive skin day-to-day. Jon Stojan, USA TODAY, 30 May 2023 Plus, alternatives do nothing for the systemic risk of the indexes or traditional money managers used in the core of the portfolio. David Thomas, Forbes, 19 Apr. 2023 Nothing beats hauling your truckload of beer coolers and puffy mattresses and folding chairs and half-cord of split pine into the hinterland and setting up a free campsite on some desolate piece of ground and proceeding to do nothing for a few days. Outside Online, 3 June 2021 Chemicals designed to extend the shelf-life of a medication for profits do nothing for the quality of your life when dealing with sensitive skin day-to-day. Jon Stojan, USA TODAY, 30 May 2023 For 'Nothing' An unusual way to get an energy boost is to do nothing for about 20 minutes. Expert Panel, Forbes, 2 May 2022

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“Do nothing for.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/do%20nothing%20for. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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