no ifs, ands, or buts (about it)

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

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, no

ˌifs and/or ˈbuts

(often used in negative sentences) used to stop somebody arguing, protesting or making excuses when you tell them to do something: I want this work finished by Friday and no ifs and buts.
See also: and, but, if