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Idioms

No way!

This page is about the idiom 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

a. give him one hundred dollars

b. give him a piece of gum

c. give him a scrap of paper

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Contributor: Matt Errey