have nothing (or something) on someone

have nothing (or something) on someone
have nothing (or something) on someone
informal
know nothing (or something) discreditable or incriminating about someone.
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  • have nothing to do with someone — have nothing to do with (someone/something) to not involve someone or something. This argument has nothing to do with me. Most of the provisions of the new law have nothing to do with terrorism. She s from a small town, but that has nothing to do …   New idioms dictionary

  • have nothing on — phrasal : to have no advantage or superiority over the man was a crook but had nothing on the men he cheated who would have cheated him far more especially : to possess no incriminating or embarrassing information about felt at ease because he… …   Useful english dictionary

  • have nothing to do with something — have nothing to do with (someone/something) to not involve someone or something. This argument has nothing to do with me. Most of the provisions of the new law have nothing to do with terrorism. She s from a small town, but that has nothing to do …   New idioms dictionary

  • have nothing to do with — (someone/something) to not involve someone or something. This argument has nothing to do with me. Most of the provisions of the new law have nothing to do with terrorism. She s from a small town, but that has nothing to do with it, I think …   New idioms dictionary

  • have something against someone — have something against someone/​something phrase to dislike or not approve of someone or something for a particular reason I think he’s got something against artists. have nothing against someone/​something (=have no reason to dislike someone or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • have — verb (has, having, had) 1》 (also have got) possess, own, or hold.     ↘be made up of; comprise.     ↘be able to make use of.     ↘know (a language or subject): I had only a little French. 2》 experience; undergo.     ↘(also have got) suffer from… …   English new terms dictionary

  • have — [ weak əv, həv, strong hæv ] (3rd person singular has [ weak əz, həz, strong hæz ] ; past tense and past participle had [ weak əd, həd, strong hæd ] ) verb *** Have can be used in the following ways: as an auxiliary verb in perfect tenses of… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • (to) say nothing of something — to say nothing of (something) and also something else. It is difficult to escape the cold, to say nothing of the wind and rain. Usage notes: used to add emphasis to something you have just said Related vocabulary: not to mention someone/something …   New idioms dictionary

  • nothing — noth|ing1 W1S1 [ˈnʌθıŋ] pron [: Old English; Origin: nan thing, nathing no thing ] 1.) not anything or no thing ▪ Nothing ever happens in this town. ▪ There s nothing in this box. ▪ There was nothing else the doctors could do. ▪ He had nothing… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • have against — phrasal verb have against or have got against [transitive, never progressive] Word forms have against : present tense I/you/we/they have/have got against he/she/it has/has got against present participle having/having got against past tense… …   English dictionary

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