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    "have little do with" meaning?

    Here is the sentence: The big data has little do with company size.

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    Re: "have little do with" meaning?

    Quote Originally Posted by ZOEYW View Post
    Here is the sentence: The big data has little do with company size.

    Thanks,
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    Re: "have little do with" meaning?

    I have no idea what this sentence mean with this phrase. thanks
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    And?

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    Re: "have little do with" meaning?

    Quote Originally Posted by ZOEYW View Post
    I have no idea what this sentence mean with this phrase. thanks
    Nor do I. Is there any context?

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    Re: "have little do with" meaning?

    Your sentence really makes no sense. But "have little to do with" is similar to "have nothing to do with", except that the latter means that there is no relevance of one thing to another, while the former suggests that there is possibly at least some small relevance.

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    #6

    Re: "have little do with" meaning?

    The word "to" was missing from your original making it much harder to work out what was trying to be said. If it said "... has little do with ..." then it's a typo and the word "to" has been omitted between "little" and "do".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: "have little do with" meaning?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    The word "to" was missing from your original making it much harder to work out what was trying to be said. If it said "... has little do with ..." then it's a typo and the word "to" has been omitted between "little" and "do".
    Even with that addition, the meaning escapes me.

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    Re: "have little do with" meaning?

    I didn't even notice the missing 'to'! My explanation is for the term "to have little to do with something", which I took to be the question.
    I guess from Mike's response, they don't use the term in AmE - unless being American has little to do with his response. Maybe he means that he still can't understand the example sentence - nor can I - rather than he can't understand the [incomplete] idiom in the title, or the question.

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    Re: "have little do with" meaning?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    I didn't even notice the missing 'to'! My explanation is for the term "to have little to do with something", which I took to be the question.
    I guess from Mike's response, they don't use the term in AmE - unless being American has little to do with his response. Maybe he means that he still can't understand the example sentence - nor can I - rather than he can't understand the [incomplete] idiom in the title, or the question.
    It is the "big data" part that throws me. We use "have little to do with" in AmE.

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