for nothing

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for nothing 1 : for no reason <We did all that work for nothing.
Don't cut their pay - give them nothing for nothing, running around in pricey suits while some people are living on the breadline.
It is the sin that believes in nothing, cares for nothing, seeks to know nothing, finds purpose in nothing, lives for nothing, and remains alive because there is nothing for which it will die.