no dice

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A term used in the game craps when the dice bounce over the walls of the table, invalidating the throw.


no dice

  1. (idiomatic) An unacceptable alternative.
  2. (idiomatic) An unfavorable result.
  3. (informal) Used to express a negative outcome or decision
    We looked all over the house for it. No dice.
    The board considered the proposal at the meeting, but no dice for now.

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