not able to get (something) for love or money

not able to get (something) for love or money

Unable to acquire something by any means necessary. One thing I really miss about moving to London is dill pickles, of all things. For some reason, I'm not able to get them here for love or money! We haven't been able to get tickets to the concert for love or money.
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not able to get something for love or money

Fig. not able to get something at any price; completely unable to get something. Oranges were so scarce last winter that you couldn't get them for love or money. I wanted to go to the concert, but I was not able to get a ticket for love or money.
See also: able, get, love, money, not
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