No-dice meaning

(idiomatic) An unacceptable alternative.
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(idiomatic) An unfavorable result.
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(informal) Used to express a negative outcome or decision.

We looked all over the house for it. No dice.

The board considered the proposal at the meeting, but no dice for now.

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Origin of no-dice

  • A term used in the game craps when the dice bounce over the walls of the table, invalidating the throw.

    From Wiktionary