not about to

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not about to

Not going to (do something), typically because of unwillingness. I'm not about to work on this after hours if the deadline isn't until next month. Jane wasn't about to pay all that extra money just to get a different color.
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not be about to do something

not be willing to do something; not intend to do something: I’ve never done any cooking and I’m not about to start now.
See also: not, something
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Nowadays Tommy Shaw, guitarist and lead singer for Styx, is my biggest supporter, but at the time, I found the rock-and-roll world to be a very machismo-based business, and I wasn't about to give up my career.
He sometimes swings early in the count and I wasn't about to get hit in the head with the bat.
Foltz, one of the top players in the region, wasn't about to let his senior year slip by without making another run at a Southern Section championship.
Anrold wasn't about to let the defense take the fall for the loss, even though the Matadors had 557 yards of total offense.
No blame game: Ducks defenseman Kevin Haller wasn't about to bad-mouth fellow defenseman Ruslan Salei, who was on the ice for all five Detroit goals Friday night.