make no allowance for

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Definition of make no allowance for

: to fail to consider (something) when one makes a calculation His theory makes no allowance for the possibility that the disease may be genetic.

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“Make no allowance for.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/make%20no%20allowance%20for. Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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