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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.
See also: have, not
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But, Uncle Pumblechook, who was omnipotent in that kitchen, wouldn't hear the word, wouldn't hear of the subject, imperiously waved it all away with his hand, and asked for hot gin-and-water.
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.
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.
You yourself wouldn't hear of Joe, you very well know.
Catherick likely enough, but however that may be, she wouldn't hear of my taking the child away.
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.
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.
Walwyn wouldn't hear of defeat, neither would the punters who backed him in to 7-2 favouritism against a jaded looking bunch of 11 rivals.
Powell wouldn't hear of her side being the warm-up act and asked fans to turn up earlier than they might have planned and offer their support.
He said: "I offered to pay John for the cart but he wouldn't hear of it, so instead I donated some money to the church.
Their mother took them to display their dancing and the manager was so impressed he asked their mother if she would allow them to tour the country in the troupe, but their father George wouldn't hear of it.
I tried to give him a reward to buy his young nephew a treat but he wouldn't hear of it.
All admitted Dunguib is the best horse in the race, and Warby wouldn't hear of defeat for the Irish raider.