Also found in: Acronyms, Wikipedia.
I don't have any response to make about that. Said as a reply to a question or insinuation. A: "It just seems a bit odd that your salary increase comes at the exact same time as the pay cut to your employees." B: "No comment." A: "Governor, how long have you been accepting bribes?" B: "No comment."
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
I have nothing to say on this matter. Q: When did you stop beating your dog? A: No comment. Q: Georgie, did you chop down the cherry tree? A: No comment.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
ˌno ˈcomment(said in reply to a question, usually from a journalist) I have nothing to say about that: ‘Will you resign, sir?’ ‘No comment!’
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017
I don’t want to talk about it. This ambiguous reply to a question one doesn’t wish to answer originated in the mid-twentieth century among politicians and diplomats responding to journalists or interviewers. It soon began to be used more widely by other public figures and is fast approaching the status of a cliché.
The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer