not for nothing

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Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see not,‎ for,‎ nothing.
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Why did he keep writing all those years for nothing? Not for nothing. For him.

Submitted on July 07, 2010

Additional definitions for 'not for nothing':

not for nothingFor an extremely good reason.
not for nothingUsed to soften the impact of what is said next, implying that it is important.
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