take no for an answer

take no for an answer

To accept a refusal. Always used in the negative to convey the opposite. If you're a salesman, you have to learn how to not take no for an answer.
See also: answer, take
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Tom Justin, author of "How To Take No For An Answer And Still Succeed -- The Manual" and the nation's foremost authority on overcoming rejection, says that we need to take a closer look at these people.