not on your life


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Not on your life!

Absolutely not; no way! A: "Hey John Boy, come over and help me paint the house this afternoon." B: "Not on your life, Davey! I've got plans tonight and have no intention of getting dirtied up before then!"
See also: not, on

not on your life

Certainly not, as in Go hang-gliding? Not on your life. The first recorded use of this interjection was in 1896.
See also: life, not, on

not on your life

said to emphasize your refusal to comply with some request. informal
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not on your ˈlife

(spoken) used to refuse very firmly to do something: Go out and miss the football match on TV? Not on your life!Lend him $50? Not on your life.
See also: life, not, on

not on your life

Informal
Absolutely not; not for any reason whatsoever.
See also: life, not, on