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never mind

Definition of never mind in English:

1Used to urge someone not to feel anxiety or distress: never mind—it’s all right now
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  • But never mind, we are not worrying about the logic as we work through all of this.
  • Hoping N, R and A will still come, but never mind, the important thing is that It will be the Return of £1 a pint Night and me and MH's nights at the pub watching the Football!
don't apologize, forget it, don't worry about it, it doesn't matter
1.1Used to suggest that a problem or objection is not important: that’s getting off the subject, but never mind
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  • But never mind; that's not important to the DC In A Nutshell theme here.
  • Ah, never mind that… That is not important right now.
  • Actually, I was a little ticked off during most of it because… ah, never mind, it's not important, it's just my dad.
don't bother about, don't worry about, disregard, forget
2 (also never you mind) Used in refusing to answer a question: never mind where I’m going
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  • And I didn't want to go to the pokey for - well, never you mind what I could go to the pokey for.
  • My husband and I have been voluntarily using them to set a germ-free example, and it's not all that bad, especially if you use the kind with the oh, never you mind!
  • He's got his own problems, never you mind.
3Used to indicate that what has been said of one thing applies even more to another: he was so tired that he found it hard to think, never mind talk
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  • But he has now gone seven years without the world championship and has not indicated a serious intention to wind down, never mind quit.
  • Hazarding a look up, I forget to breathe, never mind the coffee thing.
  • What would have been appropriate for a 1960s flower-power couple is probably not what a Victorian family would have had in mind, never mind a child of the 21st century.
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