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come to mention it

An expression used when one remembers or realizes something because of what the other person has just said. An abbreviated form of the full phrase "now that you have come to mention it." A: "The weather's been a bit unpredictable lately, huh?" B: "Come to mention it, I hear there could be a blizzard next week." A: "I hate filling out these tax forms." B: "Come to mention it, I don't think I ever filed my taxes last year!"
See also: come, mention

now (that) you mention it

An expression used when one remembers or realizes something because of what the other person has just said. A: "The weather's been a bit unpredictable lately, huh?" B: "Now you mention it, I hear there could be a blizzard next week." A: "I hate filling out these tax forms." B: "Now that you mention it, I don't think I ever filed my taxes last year!"
See also: mention, now

honorable mention

A recognition or citation of merit given to a contestant, exhibition, entry, etc., in a competition despite that person or thing not being awarded a prize or top honor. Primarily heard in US. My short story did not win a top place in the writing competition, but being given an honorable mention still gives me great pride.
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don't mention it

It was no big deal. Usually said in response to "thank you." A: "Thanks so much for saving me a seat." B: "Don't mention it!"
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mention (something) in passing

To say something, casually or as an aside, during a conversation. It wasn't the main focus of our discussion—he only mentioned it in passing. Karen mentioned the party in passing the other day, but she didn't go into detail.
See also: mention, passing

you're welcome

A response to "thank you" or "thanks" meaning that one was glad to do it and would do it again. A: "Thanks for picking up that package for me." B: "Oh, you're welcome."
See also: welcome

not to mention

In addition to or as well as what's been discussed. I've already got to spend three hours in the car running errands, not to mention the hour and a half it will take to pick up the kids from school. They have two massive houses in the city, not to mention their vacation home by the beach.
See also: mention, not

Don't mention it.

You are welcome and your thanks are not necessary. A: Thank you so much! B: Don't mention it.
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(I) just want(ed) to say something.

 and (I) just want(ed) to mention something.; (I) just want(ed) to tell you something.
a sentence opener that eases into a statement or question. (Can be followed by words like say, ask, tell you, be, and come.) Rachel: I just wanted to say that we all loved your letter. Thank you so much. Andrew: Thanks. Glad you liked it. Rachel: I just wanted to tell you how sorry l am about your sister. Alice: Thanks. I appreciate it. Andrew: Just wanted to come by for a minute and say hello. Tom: Well, hello. Glad you dropped by.
See also: just, say, want

make mention of someone or something

to mention someone or something. Did you have to make mention of Sally? I'm angry with her. I will have to make mention of your failure to secure additional business.
See also: make, mention, of

mention someone or something in passing

to mention someone or something casually; to mention someone or something while talking about someone or something else. He just happened to mention in passing that the mayor had resigned. John mentioned in passing that he was nearly eighty years old.
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mention someone or something in something

1. to name someone or something in a particular context. We mentioned you in regard to nominations for the congress. Everyone mentioned your book in the discussions.
2. to name someone or something in a will, lecture, story, article, etc. They mentioned your name in the discussion. Uncle Herman mentioned you in his will.
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mention something to someone

to refer to something while talking to someone. Please mention it to your father. You had better not mention that to anyone.
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not worth mentioning

1. not important enough to require a comment. There are others, but they are not worth mentioning. A small number of books hint at the phenomenon, but they aren't worth mentioning.
2. [of an error or wrong] not worth apologizing for. This isn't a problem at all. It's not worth mentioning. No need to apologize to me. No harm done. It's not worth mentioning.
See also: mention, not, worth

don't mention it

see under you're welcome.
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not to mention

Also, not to speak of; to say nothing of. In addition to, besides what's already been said. For example, I don't think the voters will want that big program, not to mention the cost, or Dave teaches trumpet and trombone, not to speak of other brass instruments, or Their house is worth at least a million, to say nothing of their other assets.
See also: mention, not

you're welcome

Also, don't mention it. No thanks are needed, I was glad to do it. For example, Thanks for picking me up.-You're welcome, or I appreciate what you did for Mother.-Don't mention it. Both phrases are polite formulas for responding to thanks. The first dates from about 1900; the variant was first recorded in 1841. For synonyms, see forget it; no problem, def. 2. Also see welcome to.
See also: welcome

be mentioned in dispatches

be commended for your actions. British
In official military reports from the front line any soldiers who have been responsible for particular acts of bravery are commended by name.
See also: dispatch, mention

don’t ˈmention it

(spoken) used as a polite reply when a person thanks you: ‘Thanks — that’s very kind!’ ‘Don’t mention it.’
See also: mention

mention somebody/something in the same ˈbreath

compare a person or thing with another much better person or thing: How can you mention the Beatles and the Spice Girls in the same breath?

not to mention something

used to introduce extra information and emphasize what you are saying: He’s got a house in London and a cottage in the country, not to mention the villa in Spain.
See also: mention, not, something

you’re ˈwelcome

(especially American English) used as a polite reply when a person thanks you: ‘Thanks for your help.’ ‘You’re welcome.’
See also: welcome

not to mention

In addition to; as well as.
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Islamabad -- According to survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 58% Pakistanis mentioned mangoes as their favourite fruit, 8% mentioned apples, 5% mentioned grapes and another 5% mentioned bananas.
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Washington, Aug 29 ( ANI ): A new survey has found that four alcohol brands-Patron tequila, Hennessy cognac, Grey Goose vodka, and Jack Daniel's whiskey-accounted for more than half of alcohol brand mentions in the songs that mentioned alcohol use in Billboard's most popular song lists in 2009, 2010 and 2011.
THE BBC midday news today mentioned the Battle of the Atlantic Remembrance.
It said the number of times a country is mentioned reflects the strength of the brand, but not necessarily its quality.
For the period August 26 through September 8, Michael Phelps was the most- mentioned athlete in social media and an emerging celebrity with his first non-sports related appearance at the MTV Video Music Awards.
YOU state (Examiner April 24) that "George is the only Christian Saint that is mentioned in the Koran" and "has a mosque named after him in Palestine, Al-Khadr".
This is a marked change from two decades ago when AIDS dominated Americans' thinking about the nation's health problems, and virtually no one mentioned access or costs.
ENI)--More than 40 botanical gardens run by churches and groups throughout Germany are inviting visitors to get to know the 120 flowers, bushes and trees mentioned in the Bible.
The responses could be viewed as somewhat predictable, as a majority of those responding mentioned that high raw material prices were the main problem to the mixers.
This created an awe for as well as an enormous sense of inferiority in the Muslim mind regarding Western science and technology, and over the course of the twentieth century it manifested itself in the psychological, intellectual, and emotional realms, producing books, articles, websites, conferences, and even institutions attempting to demonstrate that Islam was, in fact, a religion of science; that the European Scientific Revolution of the seventeenth century was actually rooted in and due to the Islamic scientific tradition; that everything discovered by modern science was already mentioned in the Qur'an; or some other variation of these and similar claims.
In this letter ruling, it seems clear that the service relied upon the fact that part of the taxpayer's intent was to hold the property as an investment, although you might conclude that this motivation was secondary to their desire to own the property for personal enjoyment (because each time it mentioned the reasons for owning the property, enjoyment was always mentioned as the first reason).
Most respondents mentioned long-standing limitations of traditional toxicologic testing, specifically the difficulties associated with using high doses in animals to study low-dose effects in humans.
Today's managers must have sweaty palms every time they see their brand mentioned in the news, because it is often a story that didn't originate from their storybook.
Six of the seven participants who mentioned content knowledge as being a part of what it means to know or understand mathematics emphasized that there are more things to be considered besides numbers, operations, and formulas when knowing and understanding mathematics are considered.