never say never

idiom

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!"

Examples of never say never in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That is less likely for Lynch, who has been pushed more strongly than Banks was in WWE, but as the old adage goes, never say never in pro wrestling. Blake Oestriecher, Forbes, 24 Feb. 2024 However, Evans did admit that telling more Captain America stories is appealing to him, so never say never. Zack Sharf, Variety, 4 Mar. 2024 Here are just a few examples of recipes from the archive that do just that, showing that there isn’t anything the pair can’t do (except for maybe dessert, but never say never). Aaron Hutcherson, Washington Post, 19 Feb. 2024 And there are some things that are open-ended, so never say never. Emily Zemler, Los Angeles Times, 7 Dec. 2023 Sure, there are always exceptions to the rule (never say never, right?), but the bigger thing here comes down to hunting ethics. T. Logan Metesh, Field & Stream, 4 Oct. 2023 But, the chance for both sides to make money heals all wounds, so never say never. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 2 Sep. 2023 Loach’s films have always gone over better with critics than with Academy members, but never say never. Scott Feinberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 16 May 2023 Then again, never say never with Gutekunst and offensive linemen. Rob Reischel, Forbes, 18 Apr. 2023

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“Never say never.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/never%20say%20never. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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