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Do you use this expression or it's obsolete? Here is an example (as I can picture it):
- You're a good player.
- Nothing of the kind. It's all about luck.
nothing of the kind - Idioms - by the Free Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.
It's still used in AmE, but not very frequently.
As a NES, but not a teacher:
I would agree with riquecohen, for BrE also.
I'd have no qualms about using it.
PS The Free Dictionary reference quoted, doesn't suggest that it is archaic or obsolete/rarely used.
I use it, but I am probably past my sell-by date.
Here is the another link about this question:
Nothing of the kind | Define Nothing of the kind at Dictionary.com
As you may notice they pointed out each example with ' [Second half of 1800s]'. (I have no idea what this means). Moreover I find it in a book written by non-native authors in the early 90's and that is why I tended to think that the expression was sort of outdated. Having received your replies, I feel that I shouldn't use this in spoken English :)
Note: The link refers back to the American Heritage Dictionary which, as might be expected, provides some of the earliest references to the expression rather than identifying whether it is in current usage.
You should feel free to use it and be understood in both written and spoken English.