Found 290 phrases starting with N:


not for the worldAbsolutely not; under no circumstances. A defiant no. [from 18th c.]Rate it:
not give a monkey'sNot to have the slightest interest or concern.Rate it:
not give someone the time of dayTo ignore someone deliberately; to refuse to talk or pay attention to someone.Rate it:
not half badPretty good; okay; decent.Rate it:
not have a leg to stand onTo lack support, as in an argument, debate, or negotiation.Rate it:
not have the faintestTo not know; to have no idea.Rate it:
not in a million yearsAlternative form of never in a million years.Rate it:
not in a pig's eyeA chiding expression, relative to an odd-ball idea or suggestion. Deemed irrelevant, awkward, foreign, inappropriate.Rate it:
not in kansas anymoreNo longer in quiet and comfortable surroundings; in the big city.Rate it:
not in the leastnot at all, not in any wayRate it:
not in the slightestnot at all, not in any wayRate it:
not invented hereInvented outside one's own company (referring to the knee-jerk dismissal of products, technologies, etc. that come from third parties).Rate it:
not just a pretty faceSomeone who is more intelligent, talented, or emotionally complex than might be assumed.Rate it:
not just a pretty faceSomething that is more useful, versatile, or intrinsically valuable than might be assumed.Rate it:
not know which end is upTo have no common sense; to be ignorant of the most basic facts; to be very confused.Rate it:
not leave one's thoughtsSaid when one keeps thinking about something.Rate it:
not longUsed other than as an idiom: see not, long.Rate it:
not longFairly recently.Rate it:
not long for this worldUnlikely to remain for much time.Rate it:
not much of anythingVery little; not a lot.Rate it:
not on your lifeAbsolutely not; under no circumstances.Rate it:
not on your nellyNot on your life, an emphatic form of no.Rate it:
not on your tintypeAn answer indicating outright rejection or denial; no way; absolutely not.Rate it:
not outUsed other than as an idiom. not out; in.Rate it:
not outnot dismissed and having not retired.Rate it:
not playing with a full deck(chiefly US, Canada) (of a person) Not acting completely sanely, or mildly mentally retarded or diminished.Rate it:
not quiteAlmost, very nearly.Rate it:
not see straightUsed other than as an idiom: see not, see, straight.Rate it:
not see straightTo be unable to think clearly.Rate it:
not so fastUsed to tell someone to stop doing something.Rate it:
not the end of the worldIt's of minor importance, at least not as important as it first seemed.Rate it:
not the sharpest knife in the drawerNot always understood, ignorant along some lines, don't always get the drift of it.Rate it:
not to be able to say boo to a gooseto be extremely timid or diffident (wouldn't say boo to a goose)Rate it:
not to mentionUsed by the speaker to mention another important point; an apophasis.Rate it:
not to put too fine a point on itUsed to apologise for a possibly impolite statement one is making.Rate it:
not to rewrite other people's wordsThe act of compromising to limiting ones word usage.Rate it:
not to sayUsed other than as an idiom: see not, to, say.Rate it:
not to sayEven; perhaps; almost.Rate it:
not touch something with a barge poleTo avoid something at all costs; to refuse to associate with something; (signifies a strong aversion).Rate it:
not touch something with a ten foot poleAmbrose Bierce , The Fiend's Delight In conclusion, his respect for letter-writing ladies is so great that he would not touch one of them with a ten-foot pole.Rate it:
not touch something with a ten foot poleAmbrose Bierce, The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce, Vol. 8.Rate it:
not touch something with a ten foot poleFrancis Lynde, The Quickening.Rate it:
not touch something with a ten foot poleTo approach something or someone.Rate it:
not touch something with a ten foot poleTo avoid something at all costs; to refuse to associate with something; signifies a strong aversion.Rate it:
not veryNot.Rate it:
not win for losingTo repeatedly fail in one's gambles or efforts.Rate it:
not worth a brass farthingWorth nothing or next to nothing.Rate it:
not worth a dimeWorthless, lacking in value.Rate it:
not worth a plug nickelHaving no or almost no value; worthless.Rate it:
not worth writing home aboutVariation on nothing to write home about.Rate it:

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