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that will never do!

old-fashioned
used to say that a situation is wrong and unacceptable: "The dinner was excellent except that they served red wine with the chicken." "Dear me! That will never do!"

that will never do

old-fashioned
said when you think that something is unacceptable: "He promised to pay me back last week, but he didn't." "Dear me, that will never do!"
(Definition of that will never do! from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “that will never do!”
in Chinese (Simplified) 绝对不行!…
in Chinese (Traditional) 絕對不行!…
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