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with no further ado

With no more delay. And now, with no further ado, let's introduce the opening act!
See also: ado, further

Don't let it go any further,

 and Don't let it out of this room.
Don't tell this secret to anyone else. (Also literal.) This is a strict secret. Don't let it go any further. I'll tell you what you what to know, but don't let it go out of this room.
See also: any, further, let

see no further than the end of one's nose

 and cannot see (any) further than the end of one's nose; can't see beyond the end of one's nose
Fig. to be narrow-minded; to lack understanding and perception. She is so selfish she can see no further than the end of her nose. You don't care about any one but yourself. You can't see any further than the end of your nose.
See also: end, further, nose, of, see

stretch your arm no further than your sleeve will reach

Prov. Do not spend more money than you have. Sue: I can get enough money for college if I take out several loans. Bill: I'd advise against it. Stretch your arm no further than your sleeve will reach.

without further ado

Cliché without further talk. (An overworked phrase usually heard in public announcements.) And without further ado, I would like to introduce Mr. Bill Franklin! The time has come to leave, so without further ado, good evening and good-bye.
See also: ado, further, without

without further ado

(slightly formal) also without more ado
without any more talk or activity Without further ado, here is my list of the ten best restaurants in St. Louis.
See also: ado, further, without

without further/more ado

without any delay And so, without further ado, let me introduce you to tonight's speaker.
See also: ado, further, without

without further ado

Also, without more ado. Without more work, ceremony, or fuss. For example, Without further ado they adjourned the meeting and went home, or And now, without more ado, here is our speaker of the day. This idiom has one of the few surviving uses of the noun ado, meaning "what is being done." (Another is much ado about nothing.) [Late 1300s]
See also: ado, further, without

see no further than the end of one’s nose

and cannot see (any) further than the end of one’s nose
in. to be narrow-minded; to lack understanding and perception. You don’t care about anyone but yourself. You can’t see any further than the end of your nose.
See also: end, further, nose, of, see

cannot see any further than the end of one’s nose

verb
See also: any, cannot, end, further, nose, of, see

cannot see further than the end of one’s nose

verb
See also: cannot, end, further, nose, of, see
References in classic literature ?
The Indians saw by his determined tone, that all further entreaty would be unavailing, so they desisted, with a good-humored laugh, and went off exceedingly well freighted, both within and without, promising to be back again in the course of a fortnight.
Tonight, before my Ethiop friends eat you, I shall tell you what has already befallen your wife and child, and what further plans I have for their futures.
Thus for a time the rupture between De Montfort and his king was healed, and although the great nobleman was divested of his authority in Gascony he suffered little further oppression at the hands of his royal master.
277-286) Further yet you went, far-shooting Apollo, until you came to the town of the presumptuous Phlegyae who dwell on this earth in a lovely glade near the Cephisian lake, caring not for Zeus.
Nor can I see any insuperable difficulty in further believing it possible that the membrane-connected fingers and fore-arm of the Galeopithecus might be greatly lengthened by natural selection; and this, as far as the organs of flight are concerned, would convert it into a bat.
Yet reason tells me, that if numerous gradations from a perfect and complex eye to one very imperfect and simple, each grade being useful to its possessor, can be shown to exist; if further, the eye does vary ever so slightly, and the variations be inherited, which is certainly the case; and if any variation or modification in the organ be ever useful to an animal under changing conditions of life, then the difficulty of believing that a perfect and complex eye could be formed by natural selection, though insuperable by our imagination, can hardly be considered real.
Graham, and he had prepared the rooms as well as he could upon so short a notice; but he would do himself the pleasure of calling upon her to-morrow, to receive her further commands.
I have made some further acquaintance with my neighbours.
The theory of the engram, or any similar theory, has to maintain that, given a body and brain in a suitable state, a man will have a certain memory, without the need of any further conditions.
Industrial production increased considerably further in July and August.
VIENNA, Austria -- TTTech Computertechnik AG ("TTTech"), a high-tech European growth company and the leading supplier of products in the field of time-triggered systems, has announced a strengthening of the company for further international expansion.
Consumer spending decelerated considerably, but business spending on durable equipment increased substantially further and housing demand appeared to have been well maintained.
Solid balance sheet will enable strategic flexibility and further dynamic growth
Data on employment and aggregate hours worked since late summer were consistent with moderate further increases in overall economic activity.
Will this affect the future development of the feed industry and further processing of corn?