not for love or money

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not for love or money

Never, under no circumstances, as in I'd never visit them again, not for love or money. A version of this expression, which alludes to these two powerful persuasive forces, was recorded in a.d. 971.

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