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not British & World English

Used with an auxiliary verb or ‘be’ to form the negative

Buckley's British & World English

Have little or no chance of doing or achieving something

never hear the end of British & World English

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

by a long shot British & World English

(Not) by far or at all

n't in not British & World English

Used with an auxiliary verb or ‘be’ to form the negative

not gate in not British & World English

A circuit which produces an output signal only when there is not a signal on its input

Not in not British & World English

(Of paper) not hot-pressed, and having a slightly textured surface

no room to swing a cat British & World English

Used in reference to a very confined space

if not British & World English

Perhaps even (used to introduce a more extreme term than one first mentioned)

not out British & World English

(Of a side or batsman) having begun an innings and not been dismissed

not least British & World English

In particular; notably

not that British & World English

It is not to be inferred that

not quite British & World English

Not completely or entirely

not cricket British & World English

Something contrary to traditional standards of fairness or rectitude

not a few British & World English

A considerable number

not guilty British & World English

Innocent, especially of a formal charge

not likely! British & World English

Certainly not; I refuse

not nearly British & World English

Nothing like; far from

not proven British & World English

A verdict that there is insufficient evidence to establish guilt or innocence

it's not on British & World English

It’s impractical or unacceptable

not to say British & World English

Used to introduce a stronger alternative or addition to something already said

not be above British & World English

Be capable of stooping to (an unworthy act)

not so dusty British & World English

(Of a person’s health or situation) fairly good

not much fun British & World English

Used to indicate that something strikes one as extremely unpleasant and depressing

not be fussy British & World English

Not be very concerned about something, especially a decision that is to be made

not a little British & World English

A great deal (of); much

not necessarily British & World English

(As a response) what has been said or suggested may not be true or unavoidable

touch-me-not British & World English

A plant of the balsam family, whose ripe seed capsules open explosively when touched, scattering seeds over some distance

and what not British & World English

And other similar things

not to worry British & World English

Used to reassure someone that a situation is not serious

or1 British & World English

Used to link alternatives

not be oneself British & World English

Not feel in one’s usual physical or mental state

not forgetting —— British & World English

(At the end of a list) and also ——

forget-me-not British & World English

A low-growing plant of the borage family, which typically has blue flowers and is a popular ornamental


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