to say nothing of

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to say nothing of someone or something

not to even mention the importance of someone or something. John and Mary had to be taken care of, to say nothing of Bill, who would require even more attention. I'm having enough difficulty painting the house, to say nothing of the garage that is very much in need of paint.
See also: nothing, of, say

to say nothing of something

and also something else It is difficult to escape the cold, to say nothing of the wind and rain.
Usage notes: used to add emphasis to something you have just said
Related vocabulary: not to mention somebody/something
See also: nothing, of, say

to say nothing of

see under not to mention.
See also: nothing, of, say

to say nothing of

And there is no need to mention. Used to allude to things that fill out an idea or argument: The yard is a mess, to say nothing of the house.
See also: nothing, of, say
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