not take no for an answer


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 answer.


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  • not take no for an answer — To continue (with something) in spite of refusals • • • Main Entry: ↑no * * * persist in spite of refusals * * * 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… …   Useful english 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