under no circumstances

phrasal
: under no conditions

under no circumstances were they to go unattended

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under no circumstances
Never

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never, whatever the situation is or might be

under no circumstances may the child be identified

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in/under no circumstances idiom
used to emphasize that sth should never happen or be allowed

Under no circumstances should you lend Paul any money.

Don't open the door, in any circumstances.

Main entry:circumstanceidiom

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  • under the circumstances — also[in the circumstances] {adv. phr.} In the existing situation; in the present condition; as things are. * /In the circumstances, Father couldn t risk giving up his job./ * /Under the circumstances, the stagecoach passengers had to give the… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • under the circumstances — also[in the circumstances] {adv. phr.} In the existing situation; in the present condition; as things are. * /In the circumstances, Father couldn t risk giving up his job./ * /Under the circumstances, the stagecoach passengers had to give the… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • under\ the\ circumstances — • under the circumstances • in the circumstances adv. phr. In the existing situation; in the present condition; as things are. In the circumstances, Father couldn t risk giving up his job. Under the circumstances, the stagecoach passengers had to …   Словарь американских идиом

  • under the circumstances — index consequently Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • under the circumstances — adverb because of prevailing conditions (Freq. 2) under the circumstances I cannot buy the house * * * phrasal see in the circumstances * * * under the circumstances Conditions being what they are ● circumstance * * * under (or in) the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • under the circumstances — because of the particular situation. Going to see the scene of the explosion was, under the circumstances, a really stupid thing to do. The storm was very dangerous, so under the circumstances I think we were lucky to have had only one tree blown …   New idioms dictionary

  • Under the circumstances — circumstance cir cum*stance (s[ e]r k[u^]m*st[a^]ns), n. [L. circumstantia, fr. circumstans, antis, p. pr. of circumstare to stand around; circum + stare to stand. See {Stand}.] 1. That which attends, or relates to, or in some way affects, a fact …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • under the circumstances — • in the circumstances • under the circumstances in this particular situation; because of (special) conditions or influences …   Idioms and examples

  • under no circumstances — adverb never ever, not for any reason Under no circumstances should I be responsible for your reckless driving of my vehicle …   Wiktionary

  • under certain circumstances — because of particular conditions. Your insurance will pay for that surgery, but only under certain circumstances, for example if it s an emergency …   New idioms dictionary

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