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English definition of “not by any manner of means”

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not by any manner of means

UK old-fashioned
not in any way: I'm not satisfied with his excuse - not by any manner of means.
Translations of “not by any manner of means”
in Chinese (Traditional) 決不,無論如何也不…
in Chinese (Simplified) 决不,无论如何也不…
(Definition of not by any manner of means from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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