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no ifs and buts

  (British & Australian) also no ifs, ands or buts (American)
something that you say to a child to stop them arguing with you when you want them to do something I want no ifs and buts, just tidy your room like I told you to! No ifs, ands or buts, you're going up to bed now!
See also: and, but, if
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If the foal was born on December 26, then that was when it was born; no ifs, ands or buts.
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It's a big game, there's no ifs, ands or buts about it.
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Not long after their wedding, Jack bluntly orders his wife to attend church services with him, no ifs, ands or buts, and his insistence has a mean, bullying edge.