in no uncertain terms

idiom

: in a very clear and direct way
My mother told me in no uncertain terms to never say that word again!

Examples of in no uncertain terms in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The ruling stated in no uncertain terms that Musk and X were trying to punish the CCDH for exercising First Amendment rights. Miles Klee, Rolling Stone, 11 Apr. 2024 These Republicans, led by Mr. Guest, were most familiar with the evidence against Mr. Santos and condemned his conduct in no uncertain terms. Luke Broadwater, New York Times, 1 Dec. 2023 Putting a figurative full nelson on an American musical monument, Oren Moverman and Thom Zimny allow a glittering roster of celebrity witnesses to testify in no uncertain terms about the musical virtues of Willie Nelson. John Anderson, WSJ, 19 Dec. 2023 At one gig, Jackyl’s Jesse James Dupree kicked open the group’s dressing room door, insisting in no uncertain terms that Stryper should be opening for his band and not vice versa. Arsenio Orteza, SPIN, 25 Oct. 2023 First, there’s the very unfortunate incident that Ron Amadeo over at Ars Technica experienced: OLED death in no uncertain terms. Allison Johnson, The Verge, 28 June 2023 These were not folk musicians, Curtiss informed me in no uncertain terms. George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 June 2023 Every car trip must begin and end with a parking space, and in no uncertain terms. Henry Grabar, Harper's Magazine, 21 Apr. 2023 And, Mary, President Biden said in no uncertain terms Vladimir Putin is set to invade, but there's still room for diplomacy. ABC News, 20 Feb. 2022

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“In no uncertain terms.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20no%20uncertain%20terms. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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