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think nothing of something/doing something

to do something unusual or dangerous without worrying about it Howell thinks nothing of taking off to London or Paris to look for rare and wonderful antiques. Randy thought nothing of hanging from a steel beam 400 feet above ground during his career as an iron worker.
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think nothing of doing something

if you think nothing of doing something that other people find difficult, you do it very easily He's so fit. He'd think nothing of running ten miles before breakfast.
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think nothing of

1. Give little consideration to, regard as routine, as in He thinks nothing of driving 100 miles to see a new movie. [c. 1800]
2. think nothing of it. It's not important, as in Thanks for the lift.-Think nothing of it. This way of saying you're welcome dates from the late 1800s.
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think nothing of

To give little consideration to; regard as routine or usual: thought nothing of a 50-mile trip every day.
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WE don't think much of marriage, we think nothing of polluting the atmosphere with our cars, but at least we're taking more baths.
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Even Rodeo Drive merchants in Beverly Hills had to resort to discounts to lure buyers, propping up sale signs in stores where shoppers think nothing of laying out thousands of dollars for accessories.
Mega-rich Arabs think nothing of flying into Britain especially to spend millions of pounds a time on jewels in exclusive London shops.
Not only do these extremists want to endanger all of our lives by stopping animal research, they think nothing of the injury their violence might inflict on innocent by-standers.