not take no for an answer
Definition of not take no for an answer
: to insist on something I told him that I couldn't come to the party, but he wouldn't take no for an answer.
Word by Word Definitions
: to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: such as
: to seize or capture physically
: to get possession of (fish or game) by killing or capturing
: a distinct or personal point of view, outlook, or assessment
: a distinct treatment or variation
: an act or the action of taking: such as
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