(one) won't hear of (something)(redirected from they won't hear of it)
(one) won't hear of (something)
One is adamant that something will not happen; one refuses to allow something (to happen). A: "I'd like to pay for dinner to thank you for your generosity." B: "I won't hear of it, my boy! You are our guest." My mother won't hear of us going to an out-of-state college. I won't hear of you two living together before you're married, and that's that!
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will not hear of somethingand won't hear of something
will refuse to tolerate or permit something. You mustn't drive home alone. I will not hear of it. My parents won't hear of my staying out that late.
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won't hear of
see under not have it.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- (one) could use (something)
- (one) never would have guessed
- (one's) heart is set on (something)
- (one) doesn't give a rip (about something)
- (one) doesn't give a hoot (about something)
- (one) could stand (something)
- (I) wouldn't (do something) if I were you
- (something) to go on
- a whole different animal
- a whole different ball of wax