nothing in it (for someone)

idiom

: nothing to be gained (by someone)
Why should they help? There's nothing in it for them.

Examples of nothing in it (for someone) in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Prajin looks it over carefully, making sure nothing in it — including the speed limit, visible in one frame — will get Peso in trouble. Julyssa Lopez, Rolling Stone, 11 Mar. 2024 But if the measure prevails, there is nothing in it to guide how it could be implemented. Rachel Uranga, Los Angeles Times, 6 Mar. 2024 So much of Roman Jewish food has that homey vibe—for example the stracotto di manzo, the beef stew that has almost nothing in it, but tastes so complex. Jessica Carbone, Saveur, 21 Sep. 2023 Oregon State and Washington State are left holding the bag with nothing in it. Ndaschel, oregonlive, 8 Aug. 2023 As for his Louis Vuitton briefcase, Gilgeous-Alexander revealed there was nothing in it. Victoria Hernandez, USA TODAY, 21 Feb. 2023 Scruton: Wednesday's was such an interesting side, because there's nothing in it except for these incredibly specific objects. Natalia Senanayake, Peoplemag, 5 Dec. 2022 Solid chocolate with nothing in it lasts about a year. Marc Bona, cleveland, 28 June 2022 There was nothing in it that was more or less suggestive than what male performers have done for years. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, 23 Nov. 2020

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“Nothing in it (for someone).” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nothing%20in%20it%20%28for%20someone%29. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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