want no part of/in

idiom

: to refuse to be involved in (something)
She said that she didn't agree with what they were doing and wanted no part of it.
He wanted no part in discussing the issue.

Examples of want no part of/in in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Tech company leaders may want no part of American national security policy or global politics, but their decisions unavoidably affect both. Amy Zegart, Foreign Affairs, 2 Nov. 2020 Plus, why do many tech leaders want no part of politics? Taylor Wilson, USA TODAY, 1 Apr. 2024 So, is your husband ready to love and support and be proud of kids who grow up to want no part of degrees, advanced or otherwise, thank you very much? Carolyn Hax, Washington Post, 24 Mar. 2024 No matter that millions of Muslims in the polity want no part of the ideology any more than Ukrainians do. Melik Kaylan, Forbes, 10 Feb. 2024 There’s definitely one team that the Bears want no part of on the tournament trail. Chuck Carlton, Dallas News, 9 Mar. 2023 My assessment when Trump appealed to the high court last week was that the government would be pushing on an open door: The justices would want no part of this case, particularly at this ... Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review, 12 Oct. 2022 Van Batenburg said many independents want no part of electrics. Hiawatha Bray, BostonGlobe.com, 16 Aug. 2022 Disapproval of Putin’s invasion of Ukraine is increasingly bubbling to the surface in Russia, including from hawks demanding a more aggressive policy and from officials and service members who want no part of the bloodshed. Rachel Pannett, Washington Post, 29 May 2022

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“Want no part of/in.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/want%20no%20part%20of%2Fin. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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