no can do

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Chinese Pidgin English, calquing Chinese 不能 (bùnéng zuò, “cannot do”).

Interjection[edit]

no can do

  1. (informal) I cannot do it.
    • 2018, The Avengers: Infinity War:
      Tony Stark: If Thanos needs all six, why don't we just stick this one down a garbage disposal?
      Doctor Strange: No can do.
      Wong: We swore an oath to protect the Time Stone with our lives.

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