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Not built that way

Not so disposed or inclined, as in I can’t apologize for something I didn’t do—I’m just not built that way. [ Late 1800s ]


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  • Not buttoned up too tightly

    adjective phrase Feebleminded; eccentric; not all there, not wrapped tight: a nice old gentleman, but not buttoned-up too tightly, as you’ve noticed (1980s+)

  • Not by a long shot

    adverb phrase Not at all; emphatically not: It’s not my best work, not by a long shot (1861+) see: long shot

  • Not by any means

    see: by no means

  • Not carved in stone

    adjective phrase (also not cast in concrete) Not having ultimate and permanent authority; able to be altered: It’s a good policy, but it’s neither carved in stone nor set in concrete [1970s+; fr the carved stone tablets of the Decalogue]

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