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.
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Or has the see and hear and speak-no-evil stance of the Republican House persuaded him that he is in the clear?
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And why would its ostensible spokesperson refuse to answer yes/no questions about them?How Canadian Oilmen Pinkwash the Keystone Pipeline|Jay Michaelson|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Because Wright was a no-show in criminal court to face the loud music and pot bust he already had an outstanding warrant.
My No. 4239 addressed to Maxwell and repeated to you was sent before receiving your telegram under reply.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
He was a new breed, that parson, a genuwine no-two-alike, come-one-in-a-box kind.Alec Lloyd, Cowpuncher|Eleanor Gates
A pupil had loaned money to a horse-dealer who lived at No. 715 of a certain street.Assimilative Memory|Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
Because they used a heavier ball, roulette looked about the same as on Earth, and the same went for the dice games.Fee of the Frontier|Horace Brown Fyfe
Papa, can't I go to the zoologerical rooms to see the camomile fight the rhy-no-sir-ee-hoss?