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    #1

    you are nobody/nothing but

    Hello:

    1- You are nobody but an idiot.
    2- You are nothing but an idiot.

    I have problem which one is OK - nobody or nothing. It seems to me that both could be OK but cannot make sure of it.

    Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: you are nobody/nothing but

    Only "nothing but" works here. It's a set phrase, meaning "only".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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