not in a month of Sundays


not in a month of Sundays
(not) in a month of Sundays if you say that something will not happen in a month of Sundays, you mean that it is not likely to happen.

He'll never run the marathon, not in a month of Sundays.


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  • not in a month of Sundays — not/never/in a month of Sundays informal old fashioned phrase used for saying that something will never happen Thesaurus: not likely to happensynonym general words meaning to happensynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • month of Sundays — {n. phr.}, informal A very long time. Used for emphasis after for or in and usually with a negative verb. * /I have not had devil s food cake in a month of Sundays./ * /When he got her first letter, he felt that he had not heard from her for a… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • month of Sundays — {n. phr.}, informal A very long time. Used for emphasis after for or in and usually with a negative verb. * /I have not had devil s food cake in a month of Sundays./ * /When he got her first letter, he felt that he had not heard from her for a… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • month\ of\ Sundays — n. phr., informal a very long time. Used for emphasis after for or in and usually with a negative verb. I have not had devil s food cake in a month of Sundays. When he got her first letter, he felt that he had not heard from her for a month of… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • never in a month of Sundays — not/never/in a month of Sundays informal old fashioned phrase used for saying that something will never happen Thesaurus: not likely to happensynonym general words meaning to happensynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • in a month of Sundays — (not) in a month of Sundays if you say that something will not happen in a month of Sundays, you mean that it is not likely to happen. He ll never run the marathon, not in a month of Sundays …   New idioms dictionary

  • in a month of Sundays — in a ˌmonth of ˈSundays idiom (informal) used to emphasize that sth will never happen • You won t find it, not in a month of Sundays. Main entry: ↑monthidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • month — W1S1 [mʌnθ] n [: Old English; Origin: monath] 1.) one of the 12 named periods of time that a year is divided into this/last/next month ▪ Phil is coming home for a visit next month. ▪ She ll be thirteen this month. ▪ I hope I ll have finished the… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • month — [ mʌnθ ] noun count *** 1. ) one of the 12 periods that a year is divided into, such as January, February, etc: CALENDAR MONTH: during the winter months the month of March Could we meet earlier in the month? this/next/last month: A man was… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • month */*/*/ — UK [mʌnθ] / US noun [countable] Word forms month : singular month plural months 1) one of the 12 periods that a year is divided into, such as January, February etc the month of March Could we meet earlier in the month? during the winter months… …   English dictionary