next to nothing

idiomatic phrase

Definition of next to nothing

: very little I've had next to nothing to eat. We know next to nothing about our ancestors. It costs next to nothing. They did next to nothing to help their neighbors. The dancers were wearing next to nothing.

First Known Use of next to nothing

1606, in the meaning defined above

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“Next to nothing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

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