of course not


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of course not

Not at all; absolutely not. A: "Would you mind picking me up from the airport?" B: "Of course not! What time do you land?" A: "Are you going to sign up for this overtime refund scheme?" B: "No, of course not, it's a total rip off!"
See also: course, not, of

of ˈcourse not

(also ˈcourse not informal) used to emphasize the fact that you are saying ‘no’: ‘Are you going?’ ‘Of course not.’‘Do you mind?’ ‘No, of course not.’
See also: course, not, of
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