Definition of on no account in English:

on no account

phrase

  • Under no circumstances.

    ‘on no account let anyone know we're interested’
    • ‘I put all seven tablets in an envelope with directions to take one at bedtime and one early morning with a warning on no account to exceed the prescribed dose.’
    • ‘The unit closed and barred its doors and we were told on no account to leave our stations for the duration of the emergency.’
    • ‘When the aforementioned boss sends you an e-mail entitled ‘Promotion notice’, on no account should you infer that it involves you.’
    • ‘Sure NYC has its fair share of dirt, strange smells and crazy people: before I went there, I was under the impression that I must on no account make eye contact with anyone, use the subway or set foot Central Park.’
    • ‘These can match the jacket, but on no account should you be seen in a matching cap.’
    • ‘Effectively they had drawn a line in the sand and told us that the overdraft facilities they had given us were on no account to be exceeded.’
    • ‘You need special material and on no account simply use darkened glass, old spectacles or glasses.’
    • ‘I had been told that on no account should I annoy him, simply note down his behaviour and report it on a detailed and complex form, which was then circulated to numerous agencies.’
    • ‘But on no account should you withdraw your money because you won't be allowed to open another Mini Cash ISA until the next tax year.’
    • ‘The public are reminded that on no account should any details of their credit card be supplied to callers, no matter how plausible they may be.’
    • ‘The residents of the area have made it quite clear that on no account will this be tolerated in this built up area.’
    • ‘And I will on no account drink more than one glass of wine.’
    • ‘People are increasingly aware that on no account must economic development be achieved at the expense of the environment.’
    • ‘The CPS, in turn, says it would act only after receiving a file from the police, and that on no account would there be a political decision to prosecute.’
    • ‘Before we meet, her PR tells me that on no account will she answer any questions on the subject.’
    • ‘They may believe they can now handle alcohol, but it needs to be made clear to patients and carers that on no account should drinking (however little) be resumed.’
    • ‘PC users are advised to delete suspicious messages and on no account to open attachments matching the description for the virus.’
    • ‘And on no account, Paul says, should any of his pupils settle for performing in bars. ‘Bands that are willing to play the Tuesday night circuit are going to play the Tuesday night circuit for ever.’’
    • ‘Don't set up camp, German-style, on a sun lounger - and on no account assume it is okay to borrow someone else's suncream.’
    • ‘So while I wasn't actually denied a certificate, I was warned that on no account must I dive deeper than 10m.’
    • ‘Even if you do nothing else in Madrid, on no account should you miss the Prado.’
    never, certainly not, absolutely not, definitely not, not in any event, by no means
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