not in a million years



Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - not in a million years

"not in a million years"

under absolutely no circumstances;

never

 

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Idiom Scenario 1

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  If you knew something about a fellow worker that you could use against them in order to better your chances at work, would you use that information?

Colleague 2Not in a million years.

Colleague 1:  Never? Under any circumstances?

Colleague 2:  Absolutely not. I will advance on my own merits.



Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - not in a million years

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  Do you think that Sally will ever date me?

Friend 2Not in a million years!

Friend 1:  Thanks a lot. That is not very encouraging.

Friend 2:  I am your friend and give you the honest truth. Sally is way out of your league. She is an eight and you are a five at best.

Friend 1:  Oh well. It's nice to dream.





not in a million years - Usage:

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not in a million years - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for not in a million years.



not in a million years - Examples:

1)  There is no way I would vote for Trump, not in a million years.

2)  We are never going to rid Nigeria of corruption this way. Not in a million years.

3)  ... will go for dark chocolate now and I never thought that. Not in a million years and I actually like it. 

4)  I wouldn't have said that at 20, not in a million years. But I never thought I'd be on this side of 35, ...

5)  Not in a million years did I think I could win this much money, but I have.

6)  ... was a day they thought they would never see. Not in a million years.

7)  ... wouldn't get into a car with an unregistered taxi driver - not in a million years.

8)  Not in a million years could I tell you how it popped into my head, ...

9)  Does it put her off cycling? Not in a million years.

10)  But was it an experience that one could forget easily? Not in a million years.

11)  Not in a million years would I try to hit someone in the face like that.

12)  We just never dreamed that something like this would happen. Not in a million years.

13)  ... he was quick to dismiss the notion: "Never! Not in a million years."

14)  Not in a million years will I sign up to a system that is open to hacking and open ...

15)  She would never say something like that -- not in a million years.

16)  She was a model child. Not in a million years would I have thought she would have done this.

17)  Why would I do something so dangerous? # Not in a million years did I ever think of doing this and here I was, ...

18)  Never! That can't happen to me, not in a million years.

19)  Obviously, I warned that something could happen but not in a million years did I think I would be burying my son because of it.

20)  ... thoughts on cage diving with sharks: No thank you. Not in a million years.