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forget about (someone or something)

1. To not think about or fail to remember someone or something. Don't forget about us after you've become a big shot out in LA! This traffic jam is awful! I forgot about the work they were doing to the road. Forget about snowshoes, you'd need a snowmobile to get up to that part of the mountain.
2. To not expect someone or something (to work, happen, or do something). The roads are so narrow in this neighborhood—forget about driving your big truck in here! Forget about Sarah, she couldn't lead the team if her life depended on it.
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forget about someone or something

1. to put someone or something out of one's mind. Don't forget about me! You ought to forget about all that.
2. to fail to remember something at the appropriate time. She forgot about paying the electric bill until the lights were turned off. She forgot about the children and they were left standing on the corner.
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o Forget about that image of smokestacks belching pollutants.
o Forget about that image of grease-stained workers lugging lunch pails.
Also listed are items that definitely should be left at home, from personal valuables such as grandma's heirloom earrings to drugs and alcohol and forget about bringing your pet gerbil.
They are so obsessed with their own power struggles, they forget about the needs of the public such as alleviating deadly crimes in the public schools, solving the Y2K problem, safeguarding the social system that supposedly contains taxpayers' hard-earned money.
Normally you come to Churchill Downs in the spring to forget about the seamy side of horse racing.
So why do so many of you forget about your extremely important prescription and realise on Christmas Eve that you are going to run out of your tablets over the holiday.
Meanwhile, 12 million go to the shops only to completely forget what they went for - and the same will forget about wet washing in the machine, reports The Daily Express.