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    No maybes


    I need your help because I don't understand at all the expression "no maybes" in the following dialog. The context : an old man is making a speech for his birthday in front of all his guests. He is more or less telling the story of his life.

    The man : I never thought I would live that long. I thought I would be killed by the Nazis. But you know the end of the story. Six kills...

    All : No maybes !
    (Everybody is laughing)

    The man : And here I am.

    Any idea ?

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    Re: No maybes

    MAYBE (NOUN): Informal 1. An uncertainty: There are so many maybes involved in playing the stock market. 2. An uncertain reply: It's better to receive a fast and honest no than a drawn-out maybe. (Am Heritage Dictionary)


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