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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
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never mind something

without considering something Top executive salaries are huge, never mind that ordinary employees are having their pensions cut.
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never mind

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]
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never mind

phr. Forget it.; It doesn’t matter anymore. Never mind. I forget what I was going to say.
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never mind

Used to tell someone not to be concerned or worried.
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never mind

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.
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