not have it

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not have (any of) it

To not accept, tolerate, stand for, or involve oneself with something already stated. It is clear that defendant was trying to play up to the judge's sympathy, but she wasn't having it. Congress is trying to reintroduce a budget that spends billions of taxpayer dollars on bank bailouts, but voters have already made it clear that they aren't having any of it.
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not have it

Also, have none of; not or won't or wouldn't hear of . Not allow; refuse to tolerate, accept, or endure. For example, Mary wanted to have the reception at home, but her mother would not have it, or I'll have none of your backtalk, or The minister wouldn't hear of a change in the worship service. [Late 1500s] The related not having any, for wanting no part of (as in Fund-raising? I'm not having any!) was first recorded in 1902.
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Mr Pancks wouldn't hear of excuses, wouldn't hear of complaints, wouldn't hear of repairs, wouldn't hear of anything but unconditional money down.
I always wanted a yellow silk dress, but first my mother and then my husband wouldn't hear of it.
the horses which little Jacob believed from the first to be alive, and the ladies and gentlemen of whose reality he could be by no means persuaded, having never seen or heard anything at all like them--the firing, which made Barbara wink--the forlorn lady, who made her cry--the tyrant, who made her tremble--the man who sang the song with the lady's-maid and danced the chorus, who made her laugh--the pony who reared up on his hind legs when he saw the murderer, and wouldn't hear of walking on all fours again until he was taken into custody--the clown who ventured on such familiarities with the military man in boots--the lady who jumped over the nine-and-twenty ribbons and came down safe upon the horse's back--everything was delightful, splendid, and surprising
I told her we'd been married two years--I had to say that, you know, because of baby--only your people wouldn't hear of it, because you was only a student"--she pronounced it stoodent--"and so we had to keep it a secret, but they'd given way now and we were all going down to stay with them in the summer.
An' I'd a-gone, like you an' Billy, only Sarah wouldn't hear of it.
You yourself wouldn't hear of Joe, you very well know.
Anon, there would embark in that troop-ship when she got to Gravesend, a mighty general, of large property (name also unknown), who wouldn't hear of going to victory without his wife, and whose wife was the lovely woman, and she was destined to become the idol of all the red coats and blue jackets alow and aloft.
All she was able to report was, that she was most handsomely supplied with everything she could possibly want, and that whenever she hinted at leaving Mr and Mrs Boffin, they wouldn't hear of it.
But Joe wouldn't hear of that, at all, and again opened his mouth very wide, and shook the form of a most emphatic word out of it.
And as you wouldn't hear of my gieing a rattling good randy wi' fiddles and bass-viols complete, as we should ha' done in old times, this was all I could think o' as a noiseless thing.
Missis wouldn't hear of our ridin' the critters over Lizy's bridge tonight;" and, with a facetious poke into Andy's ribs, he started off, followed by the latter, at full speed,--their shouts of laughter coming faintly on the wind.
He didn't have an entourage and although there are lots of stairs at BRB, he wouldn't hear of taking the lift - he just got on with it.
Gilbert had expressed his desire to stay in a condo, but big sister Gloria wouldn't hear of it.
There were times when some of the business interests were incurring losses and yet he wouldn't hear of closing them down.
My first thought was to stay home but Majella being the strong character she is wouldn't hear of it.
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