that will never do! Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “that will never do!” in the English Dictionary

"that will never do!" in British English

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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 ​servedredwine 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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