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I'm from New York and read online that people here say "Not for nothing" but I never heard anyone say it. What does it mean and how is it suppose to be used in a sentence? Is it weird that I'm from NY and never heard anyone say this?
 

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It means that you couldn't give me enough to do that. It is bad grammar. Its a double negative and should actually be "not for anything". Its also one of those phrases that has crept into use, like "git'r done".
 

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From urbandictionary.com:

1. not for nothing
Phrase meaning "what I'm about to say is important." That is "I'm not saying this for my health"....

Generally said as "Not f'nuthin', but...."

NYC/East Coast slang of the caucasian working class (particularly Italians)...
"Not for nothing, but your mom has the best rack I've seen in years...."

This is how I use it, and how I hear it used.
 

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I live in upstate NY and I hear people use this phrase all the time (My dad says it about ten times a day), but I do live in an area that is heavily populated by Italian-Americans so maybe it's not that common in the rest of the state.
 
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