not on your tintype

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English[edit]

Interjection[edit]

not on your tintype

  1. (idiomatic) An answer indicating outright rejection or denial; no way; absolutely not.
    He got out an enlistment blank, and placing his finger on a blank line said, "Sign here." I answered, "Not on your tintype." "I beg your pardon?" Then I explained to him that I would not sign it without first reading it. — Arthur Guy Empey, "Over the top", 1917