in any way, shape, or form, not(redirected from not in any way shape or form)
in any way, shape, or form, not
Not at all, in no possible manner. Also put as in no way, shape, or form, this emphatic and partially redundant phrase (shape and form mean the same thing) dates from the mid-1900s. It is generally a reply to a question, such as “‘Are you planning another family reunion?’ ‘No, not in any way, shape, or form.’” Also see no way.
The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer