not at all

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not at all

  1. (emphatic) Not.
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 3, in The Celebrity:
      Now all this was very fine, but not at all in keeping with the Celebrity's character as I had come to conceive it. The idea that adulation ever cloyed on him was ludicrous in itself. In fact I thought the whole story fishy, and came very near to saying so.
    He's not at all friendly towards his ex-wife.
  2. (idiomatic) Used similarly to you're welcome, as a conventional reply to an expression of gratitude.
    Thank you for this very thoughtful present. — Not at all.



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