nine-day wonder An event which is a nine-day wonder causes interest, surprise or excitement for a short time, but it doesn't last.
His sudden departure was a nine-day wonder but he was soon forgotten.
nine times out of ten When something happens nine times out of ten, it is what usually happens.
The public transport system is very bad. Trains arrive late nine times out of ten.
on cloud nine A person who is on cloud nine is very happy because something wonderful has happened.
When the boss announced my promotion, I was on cloud nine!
dressed up to nines To describe someone as dressed up to the nines means that they are wearing very smart or glamorous clothes.
Caroline must be going to a party - she's dressed up to the nines.
talk nineteen to the dozen Someone who talks nineteen to the dozen speaks very quickly.
He was talking nineteen to the dozen so I didn't catch the whole story.
nitty-gritty When people get down to the nitty-gritty, they begin to discuss the most important points or the practical details.
I was interested in the project, but we didn't get down to the nitty-gritty until his partner arrived.
no accounting for taste This expression is used to indicate surprise at another person's likes or dislikes.
She fell in love with a guy who's short, fat, bald and poor ... there's no accounting for taste!
no-brainer A decision or choice that requires little or no thought, because the best option is so obvious, is called a no-brainer.
The choice was between a cash refund or having the amount credited to my account - it was a no-brainer!  I took the cash!
no dice If someone asks you for something and you reply 'no dice!', you mean that it is impossible or it can't be done.
"Can you lend me your car?"  "Sorry, no dice!"
no end This expression is another way of saying 'very much'.
Aunt Bessie was pleased no end to be invited to your wedding.
no fixed abode A person of no fixed abode has nowhere permanent to live.
A 30-year-old man of no fixed abode was charged with the burglary.
no-go area A  no-go area is an area, particularly in a city, where it is dangerous to go.
Tourists have been advised to avoid parts of the city which have become no-go areas.
no great shakes To say that someone or something is no great shakes means that they are useless, ineffective or not very good.
He's a good actor but his last film was no great shakes.
no hard feelings If you have no hard feelings, you feel no resentment or bitterness about something.
When Alan was promoted instead of Steve, he said to Steve : 'No hard feelings I  hope.'

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