mean a thing

idiom

: to have meaning or importance
Forget what he said—it doesn't mean a thing.

Examples of mean a thing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In three weeks, spring training records won’t mean a thing once the regular season gets underway. Matt Weyrich, Baltimore Sun, 11 Mar. 2024 The Chiefs have played enough playoff football to know that style points don’t mean a thing. Dieter Kurtenbach, The Mercury News, 3 Feb. 2024 But that will provide little solace for now to these Bruins, for whom 65 wins likely won’t mean a thing without the ring. Amin Touri, BostonGlobe.com, 30 Apr. 2023 But that will provide little solace for now to these Bruins, for whom 65 wins likely won’t mean a thing without the ring. Amin Touri, BostonGlobe.com, 30 Apr. 2023 But the recruiting rankings do not mean a thing now that the freshmen are on campus, Mauigoa said. Adam Lichtenstein, Sun Sentinel, 11 Apr. 2023 The best rain kit in the world won’t mean a thing if all your gear gets soaked. Josh Condon, Robb Report, 11 Mar. 2023 At this point, the integrity issues don't mean a thing to him. Carolyn Hax, Washington Post, 16 Feb. 2023 The game results don’t mean a thing. Dan Wiederer, Chicago Tribune, 18 Nov. 2022

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“Mean a thing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mean%20a%20thing. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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