- Idiom – No dice.
- Meaning – No. Not possible. This expression is used to refuse a request, to make it clear that something is not possible.
- This idiom is common in America and Australia.
- The expression no dice probably originates from gambling. In the early part of the 20th century gambling was illegal in the USA but courts could only convict casinos and gamblers if dice were found. The phrase no dice – no convictions developed into today’s expression over time. (Source: The Phrase Finder)
- “I asked my boss for a promotion and a pay-rise. No dice.“
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What is an idiom?
An idiom is a word or phrase that is not taken literally. An idiom is an expression that cannot be understood from the meanings of its individual words, but has a separate meaning of its own.