never say never

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of never say never

used to say that a person should not say that he or she will never do something because people change their minds
  • "Would you ever go there again?" "Well, (I'll) never say never, but I'm certainly not planning to go there anytime soon!"

Word by Word Definitions

never play
  1. : not ever : at no time

  2. : not in any degree : not under any condition

say play
  1. : to express in words : state

  2. : to state as opinion or belief : declare

  3. : utter, pronounce

  1. : something that is said : statement

  2. : an expression of opinion

  3. : a right or power to influence action or decision

  1. : about, approximately

  2. : for example : as


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up never say never? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

a blind with adjustable horizontal slats

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!