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    "thanks but no thanks" means?

    Hi Guys,

    I'd like to know the meaning of "thanks but no thanks" and how to properly use it? Please advise.

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    Re: "thanks but no thanks" means?

    Thank you for offering but I decline.

    • Thanks: Thank for offering to do that.
    • but: but
    • no thanks: I don't want that.


    I don't think it is a good phrase to use in conversation, unless you are really confident. It can sound glib or even rude.

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