see: not oneself
- Not for all the tea in china
Not at any price, never, as in I wouldn’t give up my car, not for all the tea in China. This term originated in Australia and alludes to the presumed huge quantity of tea in China. [ Late 1800s ] Also see: not for love or money
- Not for a moment
Never, not in the least, as in Not for a moment did I believe he was telling the truth. This expression employs moment in the sense of “the tiniest length of time,” a usage dating from the mid-1300s.
- Not for love or money
Never, under no circumstances, as in I’d never visit them again, not for love or money. A version of this expression, which alludes to these two powerful persuasive forces, was recorded in a.d. 971.
- Not-for-profit organization
noun 1. an organization that is not intended to make a profit, esp one set up to provide a public service