go for nothing
Be useless, serve no purpose. For example, He lost the case, so all our efforts on his behalf went for nothing. [Late 1500s] Also see go for, def. 2.
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In the meantime, he should just accept that the holdup has nothing to do with his politics.Conservative Curt Says His Politics, Not His Pitching, Kept Him Out of the Hall of Fame|Ben Jacobs|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Everywhere I go, ‘Hey Cartman, you must like Family Guy, right?’
Sands was involved in a scandalous-for-the-time romance with the carpenter and there were rumors she was pregnant with his child.New York’s Most Tragic Ghost Loves Minimalist Swedish Fashion|Nina Strochlic|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The decision not to run the cartoons is motivated by nothing more than fear: either fear of offending or fear of retaliation.Why We Stand With Charlie Hebdo—And You Should Too|John Avlon|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
It has nothing to do with the regulatory job he is nominated for.Sen. Warren’s Main Street Crusade to Pressure Clinton|Eleanor Clift|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The vision—it had been an instantaneous flash after all and nothing more—had left his mind completely for the time.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
We should have to admit that the new law does little or nothing to relieve such a situation.Readings in Money and Banking|Chester Arthur Phillips
Nothing remarkable occurred in our march through this country.
It was very warm, and for a while they did nothing but exchange remarks about the heat, the sun, the glare.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
"There is no more war," Brion translated for Ulv, realizing that the Disan had understood nothing of the explanation.Sense of Obligation|Henry Maxwell Dempsey (AKA Harry Harrison)