in no uncertain terms

in no uncertain terms

Cliché in very specific and direct language. I was so mad. I told her in no uncertain terms to leave and never come back. I told him in no uncertain terms to stop calling me.
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in no uncertain terms

very clearly She was told in no uncertain terms that the magazine had no interest in her short stories.
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in no uncertain terms

if someone tells you something in no uncertain terms, they say it in a strong and direct way We were told in no uncertain terms that dishonesty would not be tolerated.
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in no uncertain terms

Emphatically, definitely so. For example, Jane told them in no uncertain terms that she wanted no part of their practical joke. The double negative in this idiom serves for emphasis. [Mid-1900s] Also see in so many words.
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References in classic literature ?
His ideas of music-hall costumes had never gone beyond short skirts, a swirl of lace, and glittering sequins; but Miss Antonia had expressed herself on that subject in no uncertain terms.
As expected Arteta squared up to take it when Yakubu, who had failed to make an impression in the first half, snatched the ball away and told Mikel in no uncertain terms that he was taking this one.
Control Data's lead attorney in the lawsuit, commented: "The court ruled in no uncertain terms that the AlphaCyber product is basically a rip-off of Control Data's software.
Consumers told us, in no uncertain terms, they want a product that is simple to use, offers complete control over their listening experience, and has a wide variety of music.