take no for an answer


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.


New idioms dictionary. 2014.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • take no for an answer — verb To accept a disappointing response …   Wiktionary

  • take no for an answer — accept a refusal, understand that no means no …   English contemporary dictionary

  • won't take no for an answer — won’t take no for an answer spoken phrase used for saying that someone is very determined that you should do what they want, especially that you should accept their offer or invitation You’re coming to the wedding. I won’t take no for an answer.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 — 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

  • won't take no for an answer — spoken used for saying that someone is very determined that you should do what they want, especially that you should accept their offer or invitation You re coming to the wedding. I won t take no for an answer. They were so keen for me to join… …   English 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 — ► not take no for an answer persist in spite of refusals. Main Entry: ↑no …   English terms dictionary

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