think nothing of it

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think nothing of (someone or something)

To have little or no regard or concern for someone or something. Your boss seems to think nothing of you, judging by the way she speaks about you behind your back. These corporations think nothing of the rights and desires that the consumer might have—all that matters to them is the bottom line.
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think nothing of it

Don't worry about it; no need to thank me or apologize; it isn't a concern or inconvenience for me. A: "Thank you so much for looking after the kids while I was in the hospital—I don't know what I would have done without you!" B: "Think nothing of it, I was more than happy to help." A: "I'm sorry if I got you in trouble with the boss." B: "Oh, think nothing of it, you were just doing your job."
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

Think nothing of it.

 and Don't give it another thought.; Don't give it a (second) thought. 
1. You're welcome.; It was nothing.; I was glad to do it. Mary: Thank you so much for driving me home. John: Think nothing of it. Sue: It was very kind of you to bring the kids back all the way out here. Alice: Think nothing of it. I was delighted to do it.
2. You did no harm at all. (A very polite way of reassuring someone that an action has not harmed or hurt the speaker.) Sue: Oh, sorry. I didn't mean to bump you! Bob: Think nothing of it. Jane: Ihope I didn't hurt your feelings when I said you were too loud. Bill: Don't give it a second thought. I was too loud.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

think nothing of it

do not apologize or feel bound to show gratitude (used as a polite response).
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Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

think nothing ˈof it

(spoken, formal) said as a polite reply when somebody has thanked you or said sorry for something: ‘I’m terribly sorry for all the trouble I’ve caused you.’ ‘Think nothing of it.’
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Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

think nothing of it

You’re welcome; it’s no big deal. This airy dismissal of thanks came into wide use around 1940 on both sides of the Atlantic. It survives, though it is rapidly being replaced by no problem. An early appearance in print was in Terence Rattigan’s play The Sleeping Prince (1948), in which Mary responds to “I shall not soon forget your kindness” with “Think nothing of it.”
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The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer
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