Значение идиомы not to give quarter

[not to give quarter] {v. phr.} 1. To be utterly unwilling to showmercy; not to allow a weaker or defeated party the chance to savethemselves through escape.

The occupying foreign army gave noquarter – they took no prisoners, shot everyone, and made escapeimpossible.

2. To argue so forcefully during a negotiation or in acourt of law as to make any counter-argument or counter-proposalimpossible.

The District Attorney hammered away at the witnessesand gave no quarter to the attorney for the defense.

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Значение идиомы not to give quarter