no ifs and buts

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of no ifs and buts

British
: no uncertainties or doubts
  • She's the most qualified candidate, and there are no ifs and buts about it!

Word by Word Definitions

if play ifs
  1. : in the event that

  2. : allowing that

  3. : on the assumption that

  1. : condition, stipulation

  2. : supposition

but play buts
  1. : except for the fact

  2. : that

  3. : without the concomitant that

  1. : with the exception of : barring — compare 1but 2c

  2. : other than

  3. : without, lacking

  1. : only, merely

  2. : outside

  3. : to the contrary

  1. : that not : who not

  1. : the kitchen or living quarters of a 2-room cottage


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