never/not in a thousand/million/billion years

idiom

informal
used as a strong way of saying that something is extremely unlikely or impossible
Never in a million years did I think she would quit her job.

Examples of never/not in a thousand/million/billion years in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The attorney general has the power — but, alas, never in a million years, the inclination — to put the school under remedial care, with a new board. Brian T. Allen, National Review, 11 Jan. 2024

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Dictionary Entries Near never/not in a thousand/million/billion years

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“Never/not in a thousand/million/billion years.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/never%2Fnot%20in%20a%20thousand%2Fmillion%2Fbillion%20years. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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