Not Think Twice

Negative variation of the idiom to think twice. Meaning of Idiom ‘Not Think Twice’ To not think twice means to do something spontaneously and quickly without considering it very much or worrying about the consequences. 1Ammer, Christine.  American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010. … Read more

No Spring Chicken

Meaning of Idiom ‘No Spring Chicken’ A person who is no spring chicken is no longer young; someone who can no longer be considered youthful; an old person. Usage This idiom is more often used to describe women but may be used to describe men. Although it is usually humorous, it may be considered insulting … Read more

Not For All the Tea in China

Meaning of Idiom ‘Not For All the Tea in China’ Not for all the tea in China means not for any price or reward; never; not at all. 1Ammer, Christine.  American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. ,2Jarvie, Gordon. Bloomsbury Dictionary of Idioms]. London: Bloomsbury, 2009.,3Spears, Richard A. McGraw-Hill’s American Idioms Dictionary. Boston: … Read more

Not My Cup of Tea

Meaning of Idiom ‘Not My (or one’s) Cup of Tea’ When something is not your cup of tea, it is not something you like or prefer; not something one would choose. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Spears, Richard A. McGraw-Hill’s American Idioms Dictionary]. Boston: McGraw Hill, 2008.  Want to see … Read more

Not Bat an Eye

Also: Not bat an eyelid Not bat an eyelash Not blink an eye Without batting an eye Meaning Of Idiom ‘To Not Bat and Eye’ To not bat an eye means to now show any emotional reaction, shock, or suprise; to act as if everything is completely normal (when it is not); to do something … Read more

Nothing If Not

Meaning of Idiom ‘Nothing if Not’ Nothing if not, followed by an adjective, means very, certainly; most of all. 1Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth M. The Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms. Ware: Wordsworth, 1995. ,2Jarvie, Gordon. Bloomsbury Dictionary of Idioms. London: Bloomsbury, 2009.,3Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. Examples of Use “Jane is nothing if … Read more

Not Rocket Science

Also: It doesn’t take a rocket scientist (to understand) You don’t have to be a rocket scientist Not brain surgery You don’t have to be a brain surgeon Meaning of Idiom ‘It’s Not Rocket Science’ When something is not rocket science, it’s not very complicated and easy to understand; obvious. 1Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American … Read more

Nothing To Write Home About

Meaning of Idiom ‘Nothing to Write Home About’ When something is nothing to write home about it is unremarkable, ordinary, and not very exciting.  Want to see more videos from Idioms.Online? Subscribe to our YouTube channel! Examples of Use “I heard you got a promotion,” said Jamie. “It’s more of a lateral move,” said Thomas. “Nothing … Read more

Not Have A — Bone In One’s Body

Meaning of Idiom ‘Not Have a — Bone in One’s Body This character idiom can be positive, negative, or neutral depending on the adjective used, such as lazy, honest, selfish, kind, etc. It means that the person being referred to absolutely does not possess the quality named. 1Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford … Read more

Not All It’s Cracked Up To Be

Also: Not as good as it’s cracked up to be Not what it’s cracked up to be Meaning of Idiom ‘Not all it’s Cracked up to be’ When something is not all it’s cracked up to be it is not as good as its reputation suggests or as good as people generally think it to … Read more