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on no account

Definition of on no account

chiefly British

  1. :  for no reason :  under no circumstances —used to say that something will not or should not happen <On no account should the children be left at home alone.> <They said that on no account would they leave before the end of the game.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  reckoning, computation

    :  a record of debit and credit entries to cover transactions involving a particular item or a particular person or concern

    :  a statement of transactions during a fiscal period and the resulting balance

  1. :  to think of as :  consider

    :  to probe into :  analyze

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to proceed clumsily or ineffectually

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