not on your life

not on your life (informal)
On no account, absolutely not
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Main Entry:life

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not on your life spoken phrase
used for telling someone that you will certainly not do something

‘Are you going to tell him?’ ‘Not on your life.’

Thesaurus: ways of saying nosynonym
Main entry: life

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informal said to emphasize one's refusal to comply with a request

"I want to see Clare alone." "Not on your life," said Buzz

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not on your life
informal
— used as a very forceful way of saying “no” or “never”

Do the government's policies really help the average worker? Not on your life.

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Main Entry:life

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not on your ˈlife idiom
(informal) used to refuse very firmly to do sth
Main entry:lifeidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • not on your life — {adv. phr.}, {informal} Certainly not; not ever; not for any reason. Used for emphasis. * /I wouldn t drive a car with brakes like that not on your life./ * /Did he thank me for my advice? Not on your life./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • not on your life — {adv. phr.}, {informal} Certainly not; not ever; not for any reason. Used for emphasis. * /I wouldn t drive a car with brakes like that not on your life./ * /Did he thank me for my advice? Not on your life./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • not on your life — ► not on your life informal emphatically not. Main Entry: ↑life …   English terms dictionary

  • Not on Your Life — The executioner Poster Directed by Luis García Berlanga Produced by Naga Films …   Wikipedia

  • not\ on\ your\ life — adv. phr. informal Certainly not; not ever; not for any reason. Used for emphasis. I wouldn t drive a car with brakes like that not on your life. Did he thank me for my advice? Not on your life …   Словарь американских идиом

  • Not on your life. — definitely not. May I borrow your car ? Not on your life …   Idioms and examples

  • not on your life — no; it is dangerous; no way    Can I shoot your gun? I asked. Not on your life, she replied …   English idioms

  • not on your life — adverb Absolutely not; under no circumstances. Do you think I will ever go back after that? Not on your life! …   Wiktionary

  • Not on your life! — informal something that you say in order to tell someone with a lot of force that you will not do something. Would you kiss him? Not on your life! …   New idioms dictionary

  • not on your life — spoken used for telling someone that you will certainly not do something Are you going to tell him? Not on your life …   English dictionary


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