1956, from the wording of the sign designating a place where vehicles may not be parked (1946); see no + parking.
[nohp] /noʊp/ adverb, Informal. 1. 1 (def 1). /nəʊp/ sentence substitute 1. an informal word for no1 adv. 1888, emphatic form of no, with emphasis on the closing of the lips. negation No [1888+; fr no plus an intrusive stop resulting from the closure of the lips, rather than the glottis as is normal] network […]
the Hebrew name of an Egyptian city (Isa. 19:13; Jer.2:16; 44:1; 46:14, 19; Ezek. 30:13, 16). In Hos. 9:6 the Hebrew name is Moph, and is translated “Memphis,” which is its Greek and Latin form. It was one of the most ancient and important cities of Egypt, and stood a little to the south of […]
blast, a city of Moab which was occupied by the Amorites (Num. 21:30).
- No picnic
noun phrase A difficult or trying experience; a hard time or task: While the ground crew didn’t exactly have to carry me onto the plane kicking and screaming, it was no picnic/ It’s no picnic, teaching people to play (1888+) Difficult, no fun, as in Recovering from abdominal surgery is no picnic. This expression, alluding […]