I'll be hanged if I (do something)

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I'll be hanged if I (do something)

I am determined not to do something. I'll be hanged if I let some young upstart like you take control of my company!
See also: hanged, if
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

I'll be hanged

1. I am very surprised, as in, Well, I'll be hanged; there's Susan.
2. I'll be hanged if I. Under no circumstances will I, as in I'll be hanged if I let you do that. Both of these hyperbolic colloquial usages allude to being executed by hanging.
See also: hanged
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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