don't mind (someone)

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don't mind (someone)

Don't interrupt what you are doing on account of someone; pay no attention to someone or their words, actions, or behaviors. Don't mind me, I'm just looking for one of my books. Ah, don't mind them! They're just jealous of your success.
See also: mind

don’t mind ˈme


1 used when you ask people to ignore you because you do not want to disturb a meeting, lesson, meal, etc: Don’t mind me. Carry on with your supper.
2 (ironic) used for showing your anger at not being included in something or being asked about something: What’s the matter with Joanna this morning? I opened the window in the office and she said, ‘Don’t mind me, will you,’ in a really unpleasant voice.
See also: mind
References in classic literature ?
She has settled down to the life, and she don't mind.
I don't mind as long as everything holds, but when things begin to go it's bad.
I don't mind telling you that we're playing the same game, though I don't know why you should play it.
A delicious hand," he said; "you don't mind my looking at it--you don't mind my kissing it, do you?
But it's all wrong, you know," declared Dorothy, earnestly; "and, if you don't mind, I shall call you 'Billina.
Oh, I don't mind," said Philip, unable to choke a laugh; "I can remember things easily.
First off, I thought it would certainly give me the botts, but I don't mind now.
You see," he continued confidentially, "I don't mind my legs and arms and body being stuffed, because I cannot get hurt.
She smiled and red- dened up very sweet, and I says, "If you don't mind it, I'll shut the door -- and bolt it.
I guess we'll have to stay here till the storm is over--if you don't mind.
You don't mind if a man does find out, when in the middle of a note, that he is too high, and comes down with a jerk.
I don't mind telling you, Mrs Lammle--' Bella began again.
Well, seeing you're in difficulties, I don't mind doing what I can--just to oblige you-- so long as I don't have to wash the creatures.
I don't mind my neighbour being preferred before me, but I do object to his being served before me!
A real machine; well, I don't mind serving a machine.