English version

a flat refusal/denial etc

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englisha flat refusal/denial etca flat refusal/denial etcCERTAINLY/DEFINITELYa refusal etc that is definite and which someone will not change Our requests were met with a flat refusal. flat
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a flat refusal/denial etcIn many cases where a request has been made, it has met with a flat refusal.She had not anticipated a flat refusal.There'd been a chorus of objection then and a flat refusal from Becky to stay with the younger children.One or other of them drafted a statement which was a flat denial that he had misbehaved either sexually or politically.
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