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no dice

Definition of no dice

US informal

  1. —used to say that something hoped for or wanted was not possible to do or to get <We hoped that tickets would still be available, but no dice, they were all sold.> <I've proposed several different deals, but their response continues to be no dice.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  die

    :  a gambling game played with dice

    :  a small cubical piece (as of food)

  1. :  to cut into small cubes

    :  to ornament with square markings

    :  to bring by playing dice

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of striking ability or excellence

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