certainly not

certainly not phrase
used for saying no or for refusing permission in a strong clear way

‘Barney will be so relieved. Can I tell him?’ ‘Certainly not.’

Thesaurus: ways of saying nosynonym
Main entry: certainly

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • 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

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  • not on your life — (informal) On no account, absolutely not • • • Main Entry: ↑life * * * 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 no …   Useful english dictionary


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