- adv. idiomatic (of a statement, especially a threat or admonishment) bluntly, forthrightly; explicitly, categorically
- adv. idiomatic (with subject-verb inversion, this takes on a negative meaning)
“An infuriated Baker called Haig to tell him in no uncertain terms that he should get off television and stop making threats that the president would not support.”
“Nynaeve was about to say in no uncertain terms that they would not pay his way to Ghealdan and work, too, when Thom laid a hand on her arm.”
“Promptly Wada had forgotten all his English and lapsed into hysterical Japanese, and the house detective remembered only his Irish; while the hotel clerk had given me to understand in no uncertain terms that it was only what he had expected of me.”
“So she told him in no uncertain terms what he could do with his tossle—if he could find it.”
“The columnists Al Hunt and Mark Shields, both of them old friends of mine, let me know in no uncertain terms that what Gore was doing was “ugly.””
“After thanking me for sending my condolences to the funeral with the vice-president, Chernenko in no uncertain terms said that he and other members of the Soviet leadership stood by the letter Andropov wrote to me just before his death: The Soviet Union remained unswervingly opposed to NATO deployment of the Pershing II and cruise missiles.”
“I threw back my shot of wodka, and in no uncertain terms told the boy that his wife shares my genes and would one day be fat just like me, so he better get used to the idea.”
“Casey said the treatment of Milly Dowler's family in the Levi Bellfield court case had thrown the spotlight "on this rather odd scenario where in one court we have rich people pursuing their civil injunctions ... whereas down the road in the criminal court a family is being stripped in no uncertain terms of some of the moments with their family.”
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