nothing to see love

Definitions

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  • n. Not connected or associated.

Etymologies

Presumably a calque of the French phrase rien à voir. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • She knew that after the maze’s first turn there’d be nothing to see but leaves, kernels, and silk.

    Maggie Bean in Love

  • There was nothing to see of the sword blade, just the scrolled guard and wire-wrapped grip sticking from beneath the old man's chest.

    Cold Mountain

  • Laura remembered it chiefly as a thyme-scented open vastness of sky and scudding clouds, the distances broken by green and treeless contours on which the round barrows stood out like the old, healed wounds on an oak; but now there was nothing to see except the faint gleam of torches on the ground, and Laura, working by compass, divination and what she privately regarded as her personal luck, but which included a flair for direction inherited from a long line of Highland moor-and-mountain men, led the party up the first long gradual slope and down the second steep one, past the small circle of standing stones and up to the ancient camp.

    The Dancing Druids

  •     There was nothing to do except watch and nothing to see except the ash-covered rubble.

    The Brothers' War

  • She opened herself, and the Windfinders leaned forward, peering at her, though there really was nothing to see yet.

    The Path of Daggers

  • There was nothing to see but waist-high weeds, stark pine trees and kudzu-covered electricity poles looming in the glare of streetlights.

    Change Me Into Zeus’s Daughter

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