not for (someone) to (do something)

idiom (1)

Definition of not for (someone) to (do something)

 (Entry 1 of 7)

: not the right or duty of (someone) to (do something) It is not for you to say that she can't go. That's not for me to decide.

not give (someone) the time of day

idiom (2)

Definition of not give (someone) the time of day (Entry 2 of 7)

: to not give (someone) any attention or help I asked them for directions, but they wouldn't give me the time of day.

not know someone from Adam

idiom (3)

Definition of not know someone from Adam (Entry 3 of 7)

informal
: to have never met with someone : to not know someone at all Why should she trust me? She doesn't know me from Adam.

not know where someone gets off

idiom (4)

Definition of not know where someone gets off (Entry 4 of 7)

US
used to say that one is angry because someone has done something that is not right or has no right to do I don't know where he gets off telling me what to do.Where does he get off telling me what to do?

not pay (someone) any mind

idiom (5)

Definition of not pay (someone) any mind (Entry 5 of 7)

: to not give attention to (someone) : to ignore (someone) Don't pay him any mind.

not touch (someone or something) with a bargepole

idiom (6)

Definition of not touch (someone or something) with a bargepole (Entry 6 of 7)

British, informal
: to refuse to go near or become involved with (someone or something) That investment is too risky. I wouldn't touch it with a bargepole.

not touch (someone or something) with a ten-foot pole

idiom (7)

Definition of not touch (someone or something) with a ten-foot pole (Entry 7 of 7)

US, informal
: to refuse to go near or become involved with (someone or something) That investment is too risky. I wouldn't touch it with a ten-foot pole.

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