not at all


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not at all

1. Not in any way or capacity. We are not at all concerned about the impact it may have on our profits this year. A: "Do you mind if I tag along this afternoon?" B: "Not at all!"
2. Used as a polite or graceful way of accepting someone's thanks. A: "Thank you so much for helping Sarah with her studies." B: "Oh, not at all! I'm glad I could help."
See also: all, not

not at all

 and not in the least
certainly not; absolutely not. No, it doesn't bother me—not at all. I'm not complaining. Not me. Not in the least.
See also: all, not

ˌnot at ˈall

used to politely accept thanks or to agree to something: ‘Thanks a lot.’ ‘Not at all.’‘Will it bother you if I smoke?’ ‘Not at all.’
See also: all, not