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[General] nothing doing/ no dice/ no go/ no soup

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Sep 13, 2007
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Dear teachers,

Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentences?

He had, however, less intention even than before of moving for a meeting of the shareholders… No. Nothing doing – as they said nowadays.
nothing doing = nix of that

Jim asked Dad to help pay for the repairs, but Dad said no soap.
no soup = no, certainly not; also, impossible

We tried to rent the church for the wedding, but it's no go for the date you picked.
no go = no soup

Anthony wanted to borrow my new coat, but Mom said no dice.
no dice = no go

Thank you for your efforts.


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