don't mind (someone)

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don't mind (someone)

Don't interrupt what you are doing on account of someone; pay no attention to someone or their words, actions, or behaviors. Don't mind me, I'm just looking for one of my books. Ah, don't mind them! They're just jealous of your success.
See also: mind

don’t mind ˈme


1 used when you ask people to ignore you because you do not want to disturb a meeting, lesson, meal, etc: Don’t mind me. Carry on with your supper.
2 (ironic) used for showing your anger at not being included in something or being asked about something: What’s the matter with Joanna this morning? I opened the window in the office and she said, ‘Don’t mind me, will you,’ in a really unpleasant voice.
See also: mind
References in classic literature ?
This is the seventh time I've been," she said, after the first act, "and I don't mind if I come seven times more.
I thought I'd take you home as it's rather late, if you don't mind.
She has settled down to the life, and she don't mind.
But she don't mind,' he sagaciously added, puffing at his cigar again.
I don't mind as long as everything holds, but when things begin to go it's bad.
I don't mind telling you that we're playing the same game, though I don't know why you should play it.
First off, I thought it would certainly give me the botts, but I don't mind now.
A delicious hand," he said; "you don't mind my looking at it--you don't mind my kissing it, do you?
But it's all wrong, you know," declared Dorothy, earnestly; "and, if you don't mind, I shall call you 'Billina.
I don't mind the world or the devil much, but the flesh DOES rather bother me," she admitted.
Oh, I don't mind," said Philip, unable to choke a laugh; "I can remember things easily.
You see," he continued confidentially, "I don't mind my legs and arms and body being stuffed, because I cannot get hurt.
If a man played about with my sister, I'd send a bullet through him, but perhaps you don't mind.
She smiled and red- dened up very sweet, and I says, "If you don't mind it, I'll shut the door -- and bolt it.
I guess we'll have to stay here till the storm is over--if you don't mind.