|no matter how you slice it
||it does not matter how you look at it
||No matter how you slice it, we have to hire more help.
|no news is good news
||if there is no news there is still a chance of good news
||The doctor hasn't phoned. No news is good news.
||serious, not joking, strictly business
||Gil is a very serious person - a no-nonsense kind of guy.
|no offense, but...
||do not be insulted but..., don't get me wrong
||No offense, but I was here first. I hope you understand.
|no pain, no gain
||to improve, exercise until your muscles ache
||A sign on our gym wall reads No Pain, No Gain!
|no problem (no prob)
||it was not a problem, don't mention it
||"Thank you," I said. "No problem," she replied.
||no doubts, no hesitation
||She has no qualms about dating married men. She doesn't care.
||it is certain, no doubt
||"No question of its quality," he said, examining the watch.
|no questions asked
||you will not be asked to explain or pay
||If he returns the stolen car, there will be no questions asked.
|no rest for the wicked
||wicked people must work long hours as a penalty, what did I do to deserve...
||When I told the men there was another truck to unload, Per said, "No rest for the wicked, eh."