for love or money


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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

for love or money

Under any circumstances. Usually used in negative sentences: I would not do that for love or money.
See also: love, money

not for love or money

Under no circumstances. The earliest reference to this expression dates from the late tenth century, and it has been increasingly repeated ever since. Maria Edgeworth had it in Castle Rackrent (1801): “When there was no room to be had for love or money, [many chose] to sleep in the chicken-house.”
See also: love, money, not