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No way! American English Informal

Meaning: You can say "No way!" when you want to strongly reject an offer, a request, or a suggestion.

For example:

  • Hassan's father said he should sell his car to pay off his debts, but Hassan looked shocked at the suggestion and just said, "No way!"

  • I love this job and there's no way I'd quit just to make a bit more money.

Variety: This idiom is typically used in American English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz:

Jamie looked at his brother and yelled "No way!" after his brother had told him to
  1. give him one hundred dollars
  2. give him a piece of gum
  3. give him a scrap of paper

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