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To refuse firmly: “He wanted to get some more money, but this time I ________.”

PUT MY FOOT DOWN 298
TURNED HIM DOWN 144
TURNED HIM DOWN FLAT 102
SAID NO 83
REFUSED 60
FLATLY REFUSED 33
NR 28
ABSOLUTELY REFUSED 20
SET MY FOOT DOWN 16
STOOD PAT 14
STOOD MY GROUND 13
TOLD HIM OFF 12
CUT HIM OFF 11
REFUSED HIM 10
TOLD HIM NO 10
WOULDN’T GIVE IN 9
DIDN’T GIVE IN 8
FOOLED HIM 8
SAID NOTHING DOING 8
HELD OUT 7
SHUT HIM OFF 7
STUCK TO MY GUNS 7
POSITIVELY REFUSED 6
STOOD FIRM 6
STOOD HIM OFF 6
BALKED 5
CUT HIM OFF SHORT 5
DENIED HIM 5
RENEGED 5
TURNED HIM DOWN COLD 5
DIDN’T LET HIM HAVE IT 4
DREW THE LINE 4
FLATLY SAID NO 4
LAID THE LAW DOWN 4
SAID ABSOLUTELY NO 4
SAID ABSOLUTELY NOT 4
WAS ADAMANT 4
CLAMPED DOWN 3
DIDN’T GIVE IT TO HIM 3
HELD MY GROUND 3
LET HIM DOWN 3
PUT HIM DOWN 3
WOULDN’T BUDGE 3
DEFINITELY REFUSED 2
DIDN’T FALL FOR IT 2
FLATLY REFUSED HIM 2
FLATLY TURNED HIM DOWN 2
HELD FAST 2
HELD MY OWN 2
INSISTED 2
JUST SAID NO 2
POSITIVELY REFUSED HIM 2
PUT HIM OFF 2
SAID FLATLY NO 2
SAID NO AND MEANT IT 2
SAID NO DICE 2
SAID NO SIRREE 2
SAID POSITIVELY NO 2
STALLED HIM OFF 2
STOPPED HIM COLD 2
TOLD HIM NO SOAP 2
TURNED HIM 2
WAS FIRM 2
WAS FIRM WITH HIM 2
ABSOLUTELY POSITIVELY SAID NO 1
ABSOLUTELY SAID NO 1
AIN’T GONNA BE A-LENDING HIM ALL THE TIME 1
AIN’T GONNA DO THAT 1
BACKED UP 1
BACKED WATER 1
BLANKLY REFUSED 1
BOWED MY BACK 1
BRUSHED HIM OFF 1
BUCKED 1
BUCKLED DOWN 1
BUTTONED MY POCKET 1
CALLED A HALT 1
CALLED HIS BLUFF 1
CALLED HIS HAND 1
CALLED IT QUITS 1
CAME DOWN ON HIM LIKE A THOUSAND OF BRICKS 1
CAN’T DO IT 1
CLAMPED DOWN ON HIM 1
CLAMPED UP 1
CLIPPED IT OFF 1
COULDN’T BE MOVED 1
COULDN’T GO FOR IT 1
COULDN’T SEE IT ANY OTHER WAY 1
CRACKED DOWN ON HIM 1
CUT HIM OFF WITHOUT A PENNY 1
CUT HIM SHORT 1
CUT HIS WATER OFF 1
DECLINED 1
DIDN’T BITE 1
DIDN’T BUDGE 1
DIDN’T CHANCE IT 1
DIDN’T FALL 1
DIDN’T GIVE AN INCH 1
DIDN’T LET HIM HAVE ANY 1
DIDN’T TAKE THE HINT 1
EMPHATICALLY SAID NO 1
FAILED TO YIELD TO HIM 1
FIRMLY REFUSED 1
FLATLY REJECTED HIM 1
FLATLY TOLD HIM NO 1
FROZE 1
GAVE HIM A DEFINITE NO 1
GAVE HIM A FLAT NO 1
GAVE HIM A POSITIVE NO 1
GAVE HIM THE BOOT 1
GAVE HIM THE BRUSH-OFF 1
GOT HIM TOLD 1
GOT MY FOOT DOWN 1
GOT THE MESSAGE ACROSS 1
HAD TO REFUSE HIM 1
HAVE SHOWN HIM SOMETHING 1
HEADED HIM OFF 1
HELT OUT ON HIM 1
I’M WISE 1
IT’S NO 1
JUST FLAT REFUSED 1
JUST FLATLY REFUSED HIM 1
JUST NOT GOING TO DO IT 1
JUST SAID FLATLY NO 1
JUST SAID HELL NO 1
JUST TOLD HIM THAT WAS IT 1
KNEW BETTER 1
KNOCK HIM OUT 1
LAID DOWN THE LAW 1
LOWERED THE BOOM 1
NAILED HIM 1
NIXED IT 1
OUTSMARTED HIM 1
OVERPOWERED HIM 1
PLAYED HIM SMART 1
POSITIVELY DECLINED 1
POSITIVELY WOULDN’T LET HIM HAVE IT 1
POSTITVELY REFUSED 1
PROTESTED 1
PUT A STOP TO IT 1
PUT MY FOOT DOWN AND FLATLY REFUSED 1
PUT MY FOOT DOWN FLAT 1
PUT MY FOOT DOWN ON IT 1
PUT THE BRAKES ON 1
PUT THE CLAMPS ON 1
PUT THE CLAMPS ON HIM 1
PUT THE STOPPER ON IT 1
REFUSED FIRMLY 1
REFUSED FLAT 1
REFUSED POINT BLANK 1
REFUSED TO LET HIM HAVE IT 1
REJECTED HIM 1
RESISTED 1
SAID DEFINITELY NO 1
SAID I’M THROUGH 1
SAID NO GOT 1
SAID NO IN NO UNCERTAIN TERMS 1
SAID NO IN SEVENTEEN LANGUAGES 1
SAID NO SIR 1
“SAID NO, AND I MEANT IT” 1
“SAID NO, DEFINITELY” 1
“SAID NO, PERIOD” 1
SAID NOT 1
SAID NOT BY A DARN SIGHT 1
SAID NO–THAT’S THE END 1
SAID PHOOEY ON THAT 1
SAID PLAIN NO 1
SAID THAT’S IT 1
SAT DOWN ON HIM 1
SAT ON HIM 1
SET DOWN ON IT 1
SHOOK HIM OFF 1
SHOOK MY HEAD 1
SHOWED HIM 1
SHOWED HIM DIFFERENT 1
SHOWED HIM THE DOOR 1
SHUT DOWN 1
SHUT OFF HIS WATER 1
SNUBBED HIM 1
SQUELCHED HIM 1
STAYED PAT 1
STEPPED MY FOOT DOWN 1
STEPPED UP ON HIM 1
STOOD MY GROUNDS 1
STOOD PAT ON MY REFUSAL 1
STOPPED HIM 1
STOPPED IT 1
STRONGLY REFUSED 1
STUCK HIM OUT 1
STUCK WITH MY GUNS 1
TALKED HIM DOWN 1
TALKED HIM OUT OF IT 1
THREW HIM OUT 1
THREW THE BRAKES 1
TOLD HIM FLAT 1
TOLD HIM FLAT-FOOTED 1
TOLD HIM FLATLY NO 1
TOLD HIM HE’D HAD IT 1
“TOLD HIM NO, RIGHT OUT” 1
TOLD HIM TO GET GOING 1
TOLD HIM TO GO FLY A KITE 1
TOLD HIM TO GO JUMP IN THE LAKE 1
TOLD HIM TO GO PEDDLE HIS PAPERS ELSEWHERE 1
TOLD HIM TO GO TO HELL 1
TOLD HIM TO KNOCK IT OFF 1
“TOLD HIM, NOTHING DOING” 1
TURNED A DEAF EAR 1
TURNED HIM DOWN COLD TURKEY 1
TURNED HIM OFF 1
TURNED THUMBS DOWN 1
UTTERLY REFUSED 1
WAS DONE WITH HIM 1
WAS OBDURATE 1
WAS ON TO HIM 1
WAS POSITIVE 1
WAS PRETTY STUBBORN 1
WAS THUMBS DOWN 1
WAS UP TO HIS TRICKS 1
WAS WISE TO HIM 1
WASN’T COMING 1
WHOA’ED 1
WILL NOT GIVE IN 1
WOULD NOT GIVE IN 1
WOULDN’T BACK HIM 1
WOULDN’T BE PERSUADED 1
WOULDN’T BUDGE AN INCH 1
WOULDN’T DELIVER 1
WOULDN’T DO IT 1
WOULDN’T GIVE HIM ANY 1
WOULDN’T LEND HIM 1
WOULDN’T LEND IT TO HIM 1
WOULDN’T LET HIM HAVE IT 1
WOULD’NT LOAN HIM NONE 1
WOULD’T GIVE IN 1

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