for love nor money

not for love nor/or money

Not under any circumstances or conditions; no matter what happens. My brother-in-law is a very sweet guy, but I wouldn't hire him for love nor money. Their newest video game console is so popular that you can't find one in stores for love or money!
See also: love, money, nor, not

not for love or money

Never, under no circumstances, as in I'd never visit them again, not for love or money. A version of this expression, which alludes to these two powerful persuasive forces, was recorded in a.d. 971.
See also: love, money, not

for love nor money

or

for love or money

If you say that you cannot get something for love nor money or for love or money, you mean that it is very difficult to get. You won't get a room here, not for love nor money. Norman had created a fine vegetable garden that gave us all the things you couldn't buy in the local shops, for love or money.
See also: love, money, nor

not for love or money

not in any circumstances. informal
1998 Spectator I am told that you cannot get a plasterer for love or money, but that the going rate is a big kiss and £1,000 a week.
See also: love, money, not
References in classic literature ?
There don't seem ter be a minute in the day that Miss Polly ain't jest hangin' 'round waitin' ter do somethin' for that blessed lamb if 'tain't more than ter let in the cat--an' her what wouldn't let Fluff nor Buff up-stairs for love nor money a week ago; an' now she lets 'em tumble all over the bed jest 'cause it pleases Miss Pollyanna!
If they paid higher prices, they might get frills and fanciness, or be cheated; but genuine quality they could not obtain for love nor money.
Sure did I, and in good solid crowns; the divil a bit of continental could they muster among them all, for love nor money.
The response we've had is great for the city - you can't get a hotel room for love nor money.
The 33-year-old added: "I would not go back to my teenage years for love nor money.
A side which could not win away for love nor money before Christmas recorded a fourth victory on the road in the past two months thanks to goals after 16 and 58 minutes with Connor Calcutt levelling for the hosts in between.
LIMERICK couldn't buy a win for love nor money - but now they love the sweet taste of victory.
ALAN ARCHIBALD admits he couldn't persuade players to move to Firhill last season for love nor money.
ASTON VILLA can't keep a clean sheet for love nor money but they are scoring goals and should get at least a couple at Valley Parade tonight, writes Steve Davies.
The industry research claimed that five or six years ago you couldn't give PMPs away for love nor money, but we found that they were an instant success," says Glendale Chairman, John Mortimer.
Racing rarely forgets, so it is understandable many wise observers cannot be having her for love nor money in a genuinely exceptional renewal of the Oaks.
I'm considering asking for annual leave the next time there is a Test at Trent Bridge as I can't seem to get a wicket there for love nor money," he said.
I queued for two hours and couldn't get a bottle of Night Nurse for love nor money.
They are all sold out now though and I can't get hold of any for love nor money.
Clive Birch, chairman of the BDAC, said: "It's certainly true that in quite a few places in Birmingham you can't get an allotment for love nor money.