not at all

idiom

sometimes used as a polite response after an expression of appreciation or thanks
"Thank you for all your trouble." "Not at all."
"That was very kind of you." "Not at all. It was the least I could do."

Examples of not at all in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For those who have known Meadows for a long time, including those who harbor a powerful dislike of him, his air of breezy prosperity is not at all incongruent with the crisis that currently looms over him. Robert Draper, New York Times, 8 Feb. 2024 Jonathan Bennett is not at all scared to be killed in nasty ways. Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, 5 Feb. 2024 Part of the challenge in evaluating the safety of the laser devices has been that the devices were not at all available in the U.S. until very recently, nor easy to get from China. Annalisa Merelli, STAT, 2 Feb. 2024 But such setbacks are not at all unusual for HBO, which has always had creative bets that didn’t pay off. Vulture, 1 Feb. 2024 That's not at all a knock on the quality of these phones—they're just so similar to last year's Galaxy S23 models that it can't be ignored. Julian Chokkattu, WIRED, 17 Jan. 2024 The pounds melt off quickly at first and then gradually and then not at all. Sarah Zhang, The Atlantic, 17 Jan. 2024 As the graph shows, last year was not at all like that. John Timmer, Ars Technica, 9 Jan. 2024 The trend is being driven by younger adults, with the number of Gen Z and millennials who reported drinking less – or not at all – increasing over the past several years. Sophie Hills, The Christian Science Monitor, 2 Jan. 2024 See More

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“Not at all.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/not%20at%20all. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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