no relation

idiom

used after saying the names of two people with the same last name to say they are not related to each other
I'm Jill Jones, and this is Mike Jones—no relation.

Examples of no relation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web However, this bill has no relation to prohibiting the Bible or the New Testament, a claim USA TODAY previously debunked. Isabel C. Morales, USA TODAY, 17 May 2024 His death came less than a week after 42-year-old Roderick Johnson (no relation) was found dead in his cell. Cody Copeland, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 10 May 2024 One of Chatterjee’s and India’s acting icons is the late thespian Soumitra Chatterjee (no relation to Prosenjit), who was the actor Oscar-winning Indian auteur Satyajit Ray worked the most with. Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 3 May 2024 The burgeoning rapper is profound in conversation with Billboard while dishing on The Coldest, his appreciation for 50 Cent, growing up with New York Jets star Sauce Gardner (no relation) and more below. Michael Saponara, Billboard, 2 May 2024 The new company has no relation to Opera a la Carte, a now-inactive Gilbert & Sullivan touring repertory company founded in Los Angeles in 1970 by Richard Sheldon, who passed away in 2016. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 21 Apr. 2024 For the first time, Drake Bell, the one time star of Drake & Josh, speaks of being repeatedly molested by dialogue coach Brian Peck (no relation to Bell's co-star Josh Peck) when Bell was 15 and invited him to his house for acting lessons. Nicole Acosta, Peoplemag, 17 Mar. 2024 The 157-foot Hermes—no relation to Hermès, but in a similar exclusive vein—was designed to meet the needs of high-net-worth travelers. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 11 Apr. 2024 The man behind selling the two Iowa papers is Bob Woodward, no relation to the Watergate scandal reporter. Heather Hollingsworth, The Christian Science Monitor, 3 Apr. 2024

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“No relation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/no%20relation. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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