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not

In addition to the idioms beginning with not, also see all that glitters is not gold; (not) all there; (not) at all; believe it or not; caught dead, not be; (not a) Chinaman's chance; coming or going, not know if; do as I say (not as I do); game is not worth the candle; heart (not) in it; hold one's breath, not; (not) in the least; (not) in the mood; it's (not) your funeral; last but not least; like as not; living soul, not a; mince matters, not to; more often than not; (not) move a muscle; no problem (not to worry); (not to) sneeze at; (not) take no for an answer; (not) the half of it; (not) turn a hair; two wrongs do not make a right; waste not, want not; whether or not; without a (not a) leg to stand on; won't (will not) hear of. For verbal phrases also see under can't; couldn't; wouldn't.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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