English version

not if I can help it

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishnot if I can help itnot if I can help itspokenNOT DO something used to say that you are not going to do something ‘Are you going to watch the school play?’ ‘Not if I can help it.’ help
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not if I can help it"Are you going to stay very long?" "Not if I can help it."
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