shake (one's) head no(redirected from shake head no)
shake (one's) head no
To rotate one's head back and forth (to the left and to the right) to indicate a negative response, disagreement, or disapproval. "No" is added to the common phrase "shake (one's) head" as an extra clarification that the motion is indicating a negative response. I see you back there shaking your head no. Is there something you disagree with?
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