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Never-Never British & World English

The unpopulated desert country of the interior of Australia; the remote outback

never British & World English

At no time in the past or future; not ever

never fear in fear British & World English

Used to reassure someone

never fear British & World English

Used to reassure someone

never mind in mind British & World English

Used to urge someone not to worry

never you mind in mind British & World English

Used in refusing to answer a question

never mind British & World English

Used to urge someone not to worry

never-dying British & World English

Living or lasting forever

never-ending British & World English

(Especially of something unpleasant) having or seeming to have no end

never-failing British & World English

Reliable and constant

now or never in now British & World English

Used to convey urgency

now or never British & World English

Used to convey urgency

never-changing British & World English

That never changes; remaining the same

never-never land British & World English

An imaginary utopian place or situation

never cease to British & World English

(In hyperbolic use) do something very frequently

never say die in die1 British & World English

Used to encourage someone not to give up hope in a difficult situation

never say die British & World English

Used to encourage someone not to give up hope in a difficult situation

well I never! in never British & World English

Expressing surprise or indignation

well I never! British & World English

Expressing surprise or indignation

you never know in know British & World English

You can never be certain

you never know British & World English

You can never be certain

never you mind in never mind British & World English

Used in refusing to answer a question

never darken someone's door in darken British & World English

Keep away from someone’s home permanently

never hear the end of in end British & World English

Be continually reminded of (an unpleasant topic or cause of annoyance)

never hear the end of British & World English

Be continually reminded of (an unpleasant topic or cause of annoyance)

wonders will never cease in wonder British & World English

Used, often ironically, as an exclamation of great surprise at something pleasing

wonders will never cease British & World English

Used, often ironically, as an exclamation of great surprise at something pleasing

never cease to in cease British & World English

(In hyperbolic use) do something very frequently

never darken someone's door British & World English

Keep away from someone’s home permanently

a watched pot never boils in pot1 British & World English

Time seems to drag endlessly when you’re waiting for something to happen

a watched pot never boils British & World English

Time seems to drag endlessly when you’re waiting for something to happen

never the twain shall meet in twain British & World English

Used to suggest that two things are too different to exist alongside each other

never the twain shall meet British & World English

Used to suggest that two things are too different to exist alongside each other

it never rains but it pours in pour British & World English

Misfortunes or difficult situations tend to follow each other in rapid succession or to arrive all at the same time

it never rains but it pours British & World English

Misfortunes or difficult situations tend to follow each other in rapid succession or to arrive all at the same time

faint heart never won fair lady in faint heart British & World English

Timidity will prevent you from achieving your objective

faint heart never won fair lady British & World English

Timidity will prevent you from achieving your objective

Never-Never Land or Country in Never-Never British & World English

A region of Northern Territory, Australia, south-east of Darwin; chief town, Katherine

the apple never falls far from the tree in apple British & World English

Important family characteristics are usually inherited


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