no ifs, ands, or buts

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no ifs, ands, or buts

Without excuses, compromises, or caveats of any kind. The new boss said that if we're even one minute late, we'll be fired—no ifs, ands, or buts.
See also: but

no ifs, ands, or buts (about it)

1. Without a doubt or reservation. We're definitely going to lose our jobs after this merger, no ifs, ands, or buts about it.
2. Absolutely no excuses, discussion, or protestations (about something). I don't care how, but you make sure you're at your son's party tomorrow—no ifs, ands, or buts about it! No ifs, ands, or buts—just do as I tell you!
See also: but