No further information is to be asked for beyond what was initially given.
Example: Alright everyone, may I have your attention for a moment? For the next few hours, everyone in this house will have to use the bathroom upstairs instead of the one downstairs, no questions asked. (I knew I shouldn’t have eaten those bean burritos for breakfast.)
The Origin Of ‘No Questions Asked’
This expression has been around since at least the 1700s. An example of this phrase being used in writing comes from the Take The London Magazine from the year 1757, and there’s a part inside that reads:
“Whoever brings her to Mrs. Trolly’s above-mentioned, or to the guard-room at E Whitehall, shall have fifty guineas reward, and no questions asked.“
- Listen up, children! I don’t think you have been getting enough sleep. So, starting today, your bedtime will be one hour earlier, no questions asked.
Note: The origins for many phrases cannot be said with a certainty. In these cases, what may be provided instead is a theory as to how a phrase may have originated. No if theory is given, then I’ll try to at least include a quote on the page to give you an idea for a old a phrase is, at minimum.
In addition, quotes that contain a phrase may be taken from old newspapers, poems, or books that were written centuries ago. If I quote a book from 1650 because it uses an expression, that does not necessarily mean the expression originates from this book. It simply means the saying is at least that old.