take no for an answer

not take no for an answer

if someone will not take no for an answer, they continue asking for something although their request has already been refused I've told her again and again that you're too busy to see her, but she won't take no for an answer.
See also: answer, take
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Tom Justin, author of "How To Take No For An Answer And Still Succeed -- The Manual" and the nation's foremost authority on overcoming rejection, says that we need to take a closer look at these people.