One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Certainly not.‘Charlie shook his head vigorously. ‘Not on your nelly, mate.’’
- ‘Frankie Howerd was the man with the catchphrases ‘titter ye not’, ‘shut yer face’ and ‘not on your nelly’.’
- ‘Not on your nelly, though unlike thousands of volunteers, he was actually paid a fee, albeit a flat, modest one - which he preferred to keep to himself.’
- ‘None of them are prepared to stand up and defend her - not on your nelly!’
- ‘Surely this would make her a heroine, a whistle-blower, someone who was being bullied and discriminated against, an all-round good girl with priceless victim credentials - but no, not on your nelly.’
- ‘Generating incremental sales commissions through a low-cost distribution channel like the website its passengers use - not on your nelly!’
- ‘Not on your nelly, says SCO - and is there anyone left on the planet who isn't aware of SCO's litigation against Linux and open source?’
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