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.
See also: not

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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Then the Kings showed they weren't about to let their dominance over their Southern California neighbors come to an end.
But the Kings, who hadn't lost to the Ducks in the past nine meetings, weren't about to let this one go that easily.
Clef Field on Saturday, the Bulldogs declared they weren't about to give anything away.