not take no for an answer


not take no for an answer
not take no for an answer
To continue (with something) in spite of refusals
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Main Entry:no

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persist in spite of refusals

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not take no for an answer idiom
to refuse to accept that sb does not want sth, will not do sth, etc

You're coming and I won't take no for an answer!

Main entry:noidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • not take no for an answer — (not) take no for an answer if someone will not take no for an answer, they continue asking for something although their request has already been refused. I ve told her again and again that you re too busy to see her, but she won t take no for an …   New idioms dictionary

  • not take no for an answer — ► not take no for an answer persist in spite of refusals. Main Entry: ↑no …   English terms dictionary

  • (not) take no for an answer —    Someone who will not take no for an answer is very insistent in the way they make their request or offer and is unwilling to accept a refusal.     My grandmother insisted that we stay for dinner and wouldn t take no for an answer …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • not take no for an answer — to be unwilling to accept a refusal. She sent faxes, made phone calls, sent e mail she just wouldn t take no for an answer …   New idioms dictionary

  • not take no for an answer — persist in spite of refusals. → no …   English new terms dictionary

  • take no for an answer — (not) take no for an answer if someone will not take no for an answer, they continue asking for something although their request has already been refused. I ve told her again and again that you re too busy to see her, but she won t take no for an …   New idioms dictionary

  • won't take no for an answer — will not accept refusal, will not accept a negative reply …   English contemporary dictionary

  • To take order for — Take Take, v. t. [imp. {Took} (t[oo^]k); p. p. {Taken} (t[=a]k n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Taking}.] [Icel. taka; akin to Sw. taga, Dan. tage, Goth. t[=e]kan to touch; of uncertain origin.] 1. In an active sense; To lay hold of; to seize with the hands …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • answer — [[t]ɑ͟ːnsə(r), æ̱n [/t]] ♦ answers, answering, answered 1) VERB When you answer someone who has asked you something, you say something back to them. [V n] I knew Ben was lying when he answered me... [V n] Just answer the question... He paused… …   English dictionary

  • take no refusal — reject all refusals, not accept no for an answer …   English contemporary dictionary