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    Not for nothing

    Hello, could you please explain the meaning of the phrase "not for nothing," as in "Not for nothing, I keep him from walking my dog"? Thank you.

    Also, is it commonly misused (used to mean the opposite of what it really means)?

    Thank you.

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    Re: Not for nothing

    Quote Originally Posted by Aligram View Post
    Hello, could you please explain the meaning of the phrase "not for nothing," as in "Not for nothing, I keep him from walking my dog"? Thank you.There is a good reason, I keep him....

    Also, is it commonly misused (used to mean the opposite of what it really means)?

    Thank you.

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