on no account


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on no account

For no reason or incentive; not for anything. On no account will I agree to sign this deal; it is an insult to me and my family! You must on no account give your banking details to anyone over the phone or by email.
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on no account

 and not on any account
for no reason; absolutely not. On no account will I lend you the money. Will I say I'm sorry? Not on any account.
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on no account

Also, not on any account. Under no circumstances, certainly not, as in On no account should you put a metal utensil in the microwave oven, or Dad said we can't go, not on any account. [Mid-1800s]
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on ˈno account

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not on ˈany account

not for any reason: On no account (should you) try to fix the heater yourself. All repairs should be done by a trained engineer.
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on no account

Under no circumstances.
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