by no means
phrasal in no way ; not at all

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • by no means — or[not by any means] also[by no manner of means] or [not by any manner of means] {adv. phr.} Not even a little; certainly not. * /He is by no means bright./ * / May I stay home from school? By no means. / * /Dick worked on his project Saturday,… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • by no means — or[not by any means] also[by no manner of means] or [not by any manner of means] {adv. phr.} Not even a little; certainly not. * /He is by no means bright./ * / May I stay home from school? By no means. / * /Dick worked on his project Saturday,… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • by\ no\ means — • by no means • not by any means • by no manner of means • not by any manner of means adv. phr. Not even a little; certainly not. He is by no means bright. May I stay home from school? By no means. Dick worked on his project Saturday, but he is… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • by no means — ► by no means certainly not. Main Entry: ↑means …   English terms dictionary

  • by no means — adverb definitely not (Freq. 15) the prize is by no means certain and that isn t all, not by a long sight • Syn: ↑not by a long sight, ↑not by a blame sight • Ant: ↑by all means …   Useful english dictionary

  • By no means — Mean Mean, n. 1. That which is mean, or intermediate, between two extremes of place, time, or number; the middle point or place; middle rate or degree; mediocrity; medium; absence of extremes or excess; moderation; measure. [1913 Webster] But to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • by no means — not in any way. This is by no means a terrible film. We are by no means finished yet. Usage notes: usually used to disagree with someone who might have an opposite opinion …   New idioms dictionary

  • by no means — the result is by no means certain Syn: not at all, in no way, not in the least, not in the slightest, not the least bit, not by a long shot, certainly not, absolutely not, definitely not, on no account, under no circumstances; informal no way …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • by no means — used as a way of emphasizing a negative statement It was by no means excellent but still better than last year. I wouldn t say I was an expert, not by any means …   English dictionary

  • by no means — not in any way, not by any stretch...    By no means is a car a good investment. It will depreciate …   English idioms

  • by no means — adverb certainly not; definitely not. By no means am I suggesting that euthanasia should be outlawed, but rather that we should look at its inherent risks …   Wiktionary

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