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What does the idiom 'no dice' mean?



 
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What does the idiom 'no dice' mean? #1 (permalink) Fri Jun 05, 2009 19:27 pm   What does the idiom 'no dice' mean?
 

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ESL/EFL Test #291 "English Slang Idioms (13)", question 6

"Can you work for me this weekend?" Kerry asked Elliot. "Sorry, no .........," Elliot responded, "I have other plans."

(a) dice
(b) plant
(c) point
(d) dispute

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #291 "English Slang Idioms (13)", answer 6

"Can you work for me this weekend?" Kerry asked Elliot. "Sorry, no dice," Elliot responded, "I have other plans."

Correct answer: (a) dice

Your answer was: incorrect
"Can you work for me this weekend?" Kerry asked Elliot. "Sorry, no point," Elliot responded, "I have other plans."
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Hi Toresten;
I know that my answer wasn't correct but the correct answer ,as I know mean's a small square blocks, what is mean in this sentence?
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What does the idiom 'no dice' mean? #2 (permalink) Fri Jun 05, 2009 19:35 pm   What does the idiom 'no dice' mean?
 

Do3a, it means there is no possible chance of her working for her friend.

Your understanding of dice is correct, but not in this context.

" No dice ", slang for NO chance.

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What does the idiom 'no dice' mean? #3 (permalink) Fri Jul 26, 2013 23:41 pm   What does the idiom 'no dice' mean?
 

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no dice
(informal, especially North American English) used to show that you refuse to do something, or that something cannot be done
‘Did you get that job?’ ‘No dice.’

no dice=Inf. no; not possible

no dice (American & Australian informal) also no soap (American)
- 'Can you lend me ten dollars?' 'Sorry, no dice
- I don't have any money with me.' We were looking for a house to rent on the island but it was no soap.


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