not for love or money

Never, under no circumstances, as in I'd never visit them again, not for love or money. A version of this expression, which alludes to these two powerful persuasive forces, was recorded in a.d. 971.


Nearby words

  1. not done,
  2. not enough room to swing a cat,
  3. not feel oneself,
  4. not for a moment,
  5. not for all the tea in china,
  6. not gate,
  7. not give a damn,
  8. not give someone the time of day,
  9. not half bad,
  10. not have a bean

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