not for all the tea in China

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Definition of not for all the tea in China

informal + old-fashioned
: not for any reason I would never invite him to my house again—not for all the tea in China.

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“Not for all the tea in China.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/not%20for%20all%20the%20tea%20in%20China. Accessed 16 December 2019.

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