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Used to refuse a request or indicate that there is no chance of success.
- ‘I've tried asking about the pics of kids and animals at the desk; no dice.’
- ‘Well, DJ wanted an amp, but the one he picked out was $400, so no dice.’
- ‘Max kindly but firmly said no dice, the class is full and that's it.’
- ‘If it is polyester or acetate peau de soie, no dice.’
- ‘He works with Debbie Harry and I tried to pry some stories about her out of him, but no dice.’
- ‘But a little box popped up on screen telling me no dice.’
- ‘He's gotten calls about a potential film adaptation since Ghost World and American Splendor did well, but so far no dice.’
- ‘Olaf wanted his name taken off the picture afterward, but no dice.’
- ‘He went to his jeep to call his commander, then came back and told me no dice.’
- ‘The district court said no dice, and the D.C. Circuit agreed in an incredibly short (4 pages, including heading material) opinion.’
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