Meaning of “by no means” in the English Dictionary

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"by no means" in British English

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by no means

also not by any means

C1 not at all:

It is by no means certain that we'll finish the project by June.
This isn't the last we'll hear of it by any means.

(Definition of “by no means” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"by no means" in American English

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by no means

also not by any means

not in any way:

It is by no means clear what the president can do to end the strike.
Note: Used to emphasize a negative statement.

(Definition of “by no means” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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