from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Informal Something unacceptable or impermissible: "Even though his company wasn't the one involved in the case, what he did is considered a definite no-no” ( Mike Royko).
- n. Informal A social blunder; a faux pas.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Something that is forbidden, prohibited, discouraged or taboo.
- n. A no-hitter; a game in which no batter on one of the teams got a hit.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Something improper, unethical, inadvisable, or illegal.
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Even information about the swimsuit is a no-no in Saudi Arabia, where a vigilant government blocks Western websites displaying or advertising the sale of bikinis.
Had he been able to finish off another no-no, Verlander would have become just the sixth player in baseball history to throw three or more no-hitters, and yet he still would have only been 43% of the way to matching Ryan's mark.
If we just had a private plane for our personal pleasure, that would be a big no-no.
And forget drinking, that's a no-no, something about the ingredients in booze that could compromise my already weakened immune system.
Some brands are taking great pains to ease men into the idea of tucking a short-sleeve woven shirt in pants, previously a fashion no-no.
Do you have a suggestion for our list of Twitter no-no's?
Burmudas, black knee socks and wing-tips are my only no-no
I and my tourist companions in a van were nearly lynched in Nairobi in 1969 when some idiot tourist took a photograph of people in a busy market in that city one day; a no-no in any sensible person´s book.
While I understand the rationale, and I think a lot of folks can accept the same when told, in the absence of any explanation, people tend to believe that the thread was locked because the topic is a no-no.
Others have mentioned it and I agree, that when a thread is locked, I wonder who did a no-no, other than wandering off into the yonder.