plural noun, singular die.
verb (used with object), diced, dic·ing.
verb (used without object), diced, dic·ing.
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British Dictionary definitions for no dice
Derived forms of dicedicer, noun
Word Origin for dice
Idioms and Phrases with no dice (1 of 2)
Also, no go; no soap. No, certainly not; also, impossible. For example, Anthony wanted to borrow my new coat, but Mom said no dice, or We tried to rent the church for the wedding, but it's no go for the date you picked, or Jim asked Dad to help pay for the repairs, but Dad said no soap. All of these slangy expressions indicate refusal or an unsuccessful attempt. No dice, from the 1920s, alludes to an unlucky throw in gambling; no go, alluding to lack of progress, dates from about 1820; and no soap dates from about 1920 and possibly alludes to the phrase it won't wash, meaning “it won't find acceptance.” Also see nothing doing; won't wash.
Idioms and Phrases with no dice (2 of 2)
see load the dice; no deal (dice).