not for all the tea in China

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not for all the tea in China

For no reason or incentive whatsoever; not for anything. But I absolutely love this jacket—I wouldn't sell it for all the tea in China! I'm never flying through that airport again, not for all the tea in China.
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not for all the tea in China

Fig. not even if you rewarded me with all the tea in China; not for anything at all. No I won't do it—not for all the tea in China.
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not for all the tea in China

Not at any price, never, as in I wouldn't give up my car, not for all the tea in China. This term originated in Australia and alludes to the presumed huge quantity of tea in China. [Late 1800s] Also see for all the world; not for love or money.
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not for all the tea in China

If you say that you would not do something for all the tea in China, you mean that you definitely will not do it. I wouldn't go through that again for all the tea in China. He would not change his job for all the tea in China. Note: In the past, all tea came from China.
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not for all the tea in China

not at any price; certainly not! informal
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