nem mas, nem meio mas

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

nem (neither) + mas (but) + nem (nor) + meio (half) + mas (but). Literally: "neither 'but' nor half 'but'".

Phrase[edit]

nem mas, nem meio mas!

  1. (idiomatic) "absolutely not!", "but me no buts", as a response and means of interrupting another person who started a phrase with mas (but).