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no comment

This page is about the conversational phrase no comment

Meaning

Politicians and other public figures often say this if they don't want to answer a question from a reporter or journalist.

For example

  • When asked about the corruption scandal, the Minister said, "No comment."

  • "Will you be resigning, Minister?"
    "No comment."

Quick Quiz

Who might say "No comment" when asked a question by the media?

a. a political leader

b. a political commentator

c. a political reporter

Contributor: Matt Errey