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never mind (somebody/something)
do not worry about someone or something “I lost that wallet you gave me.” “Well, never mind, I can always buy you another one.” Never mind Susan – she can get a ride home with someone else.Related vocabulary: skip it
never mind something
without considering something Top executive salaries are huge, never mind that ordinary employees are having their pensions cut.
1. Don't worry about something, don't trouble yourself, it doesn't matter. For example, Never mind what I said, it wasn't important, or Never mind, you can always take the driver's test again. This expression employs mind in the sense of "care about something," a usage dating from the late 1700s.
2. Also, never you mind. Don't concern yourself with that, it's none of your business, as in Never you mind where I plan to buy the new TV. [Early 1800s]
phr. Forget it.; It doesn’t matter anymore. Never mind. I forget what I was going to say.
Used to tell someone not to be concerned or worried.
1. Don't bother: I was hoping for some help, but never mind, I'll do it alone.
2. Not to mention; and certainly not: I can't tread water, never mind swim.