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English definition of “will not take no for an answer”

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will not take no for an answer

to not allow someone to refuse what you have offered: I've told Steve I'm not interested, but he keeps asking me out - he won't take no for an answer.
Translations of “will not take no for an answer”
in Chinese (Traditional) 不容拒絕,不接受別人說「不」…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不容拒绝,不接受别人说“不”…
(Definition of will not take no for an answer from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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