no can do
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It's impossible; I can't do this. For example, When Bill asked me to write a speech, I told him bluntly no can do. This colloquial phrase was first recorded in 1914.
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Words nearby no can do
Nobunaga, no buts, N.O.C., no-cal, no call for, no can do, nocardia, nocebo, nocent, nociceptive, nocireceptor
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