What is the meaning of the expression? Thanks. But No Thanks.
By Ram, India - 27 Jan 2008
If someone offers you something, and you repond by saying ‘thanks, but no thanks’, what you mean is ‘I decline’. The expression is one way of refusing or turning down an invitation. It is always used to convery a rejection.
• When Rahul offered to help me with the project, I told him, ‘Thanks. But no thanks’.