no ifs or buts
Also, no ifs, ands, or buts. No reservations, restrictions, or excuses, as in You'd better be there tomorrow, and no ifs, ands, or buts about it. This expression uses the conjunctions to stand for the conditions and objections that they introduce. The earliest phrase to appear was ifs and ands in the 1600s. This phrase is actually an emphatic redundancy, for and often meant “if.” But was tacked on to this pair soon afterward.
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As this list shows, punishments typically run to a short-ish jail sentence and/or a moderately hefty fine.
Or has the see and hear and speak-no-evil stance of the Republican House persuaded him that he is in the clear?
All of these far future speculations, of course, depend on a series of “ifs.”
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Her directness had made all possible 'buts' seem ridiculous and futile, and had made the expression of curiosity seem offensive.Hilda Lessways|Arnold Bennett
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Papa, can't I go to the zoologerical rooms to see the camomile fight the rhy-no-sir-ee-hoss?