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don't fret

Don't worry (about something). Don't fret about the procedure—it'll take 10 minutes, tops. Don't fret—it's really not a big deal.
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fret about (someone or something)

To feel anxious or concerned about someone or something. The doctor won't have my test results for a few days, and I'm trying not to fret about it. Don't fret about it—it's really not a big deal.
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fret not

Don't worry! Fret not—it's really not a big deal. Fret not, I'll take care of it.
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fret over (someone or something)

To feel anxious or concerned about someone or something. The doctor won't have my test results for a few days, and I'm trying not to fret over it. Don't fret over it—it's really not a big deal.
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fret about someone or something

 and fret over someone or something
to worry about someone or something. Please don't fret about being a few minutes late. There is no need to fret over Larry.
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Fret not!

Inf. Don't worry!; Do not fret about it! Mary: Oh, look at the clock! I'm going to be late for my appointment! Bob: Fret not! I'll drive you. "Fret not!" said Sally. "We're almost there!"
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Figure 8 shows the detailed morphological features of the worn surface of Ti-6Al-4V after it was fretted against steel in simulated body fluid solution.
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The banjo is a five-stringed fretted instrument with a round sound box and a long neck that originated in Africa.
At that time, much classical music was written for fretted orchestras, some of which had as many as 150 members.
A further 5% fretted about putting on weight, while 2% said their biggest fear was going bald.
Both fans and critics of Bt crops have fretted about how the technology increases the odds that insects will eventually evolve ways to defeat the toxin.
The Midlands Fretted Orchestra performed a diverse selection of popular pieces of music at Hall Green Dog Stadium as part of the run up to Birmingham's ArtsFest.
When they fretted about how Jesus' followers spoke of holy things yet ate their meals with unclean hands, he cut them off bluntly.
People's top worry was about their health and wellbeing, with 51% saying this was their main concern about getting old, while 17% fretted about being a victim of crime.