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no way

Informal. absolutely not; no.
Origin of no way
1965-70 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for no way
  • There is no way for them to know who has made any one wine.
  • There is no way to accomplish that feat in a restaurant setting, however upscale.
  • There was no way, it seemed, that he could dim expectations or escape public reverence.
  • There is no way your family is going to cancel the trip-you have all been looking forward to it for a year.
  • And since there is currently no way to accurately determine the age of such inorganic objects, the mystery will likely continue.
  • There's still no way to predict whether you'll live to be a hundred-but scientists are getting closer.
  • The increase of prosperity which came from increase of production in no way benefited the wage-workers.
  • That, however, in no way detracts from its enormous utility.
  • Many online services kept their data locked up, because there was no way to make money from them.
  • It has no way of adding the extra matter needed to provide the extra density.
British Dictionary definitions for no way


in no manner; not at all; nowise Also in the US (not standard) noways
sentence substitute
used to make an emphatic refusal, denial, etc
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Slang definitions & phrases for no way

no way

adverb phrase

Never; under no circumstances: No way will I resign. You'll have to fire me


No; absolutely not; no dice: No good. No go. No way, Jose/ You absolutely no way in hell can use my name (1960s+)

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there's no way

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Idioms and Phrases with no way

no way

Also, there is no way. Certainly not; never. For example, No way can I forget what he did, or Are you coming along?—No way! or There's no way our candidate can lose. This colloquial expression dates from the mid-1900s, but an earlier adverb, noway, dates from the 1300s.
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