mention

(redirected from mentioning)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal.
Related to mentioning: stating

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.
See also: mention

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!"
See also: mention

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

Don't mention it.

You are welcome and your thanks are not necessary. A: Thank you so much! B: Don't mention it.
See also: mention

(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.
See also: mention, passing

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.
See also: mention

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.
See also: mention

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.
See also: mention

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

not to mention

In addition to; as well as.
See also: mention, not
References in periodicals archive ?
11-14, 2007, Health and Healthcare poll, finds 30% naming an issue related to healthcare access and 26% mentioning something pertaining to costs.
The percentage of Americans mentioning access zoomed from 8% in 2001 to 25% by 2003.
The percentage mentioning it remained fairly high through 1992, but quickly tapered off after that to less than 10%.
And he supported this denial with the argument that "our reference to the world and the sky without specifying and without mentioning the elements is more general than our reference to a specific world or to this world from this part from this element.
During the last five years of the 1990s, the annual number of Washington Post articles mentioning the information superhighway went from 178 to twenty, while such New York Times articles went from 100 to seventeen.
There was very little difference, however, between the numbers of physicians mentioning either of these two approaches in America (63% vs.
In the early 1990s, the percentage of Americans mentioning cost of healthcare as the most urgent problem zoomed up to as high as 30% in 1993.
The percentage of Americans mentioning cancer as the top problem has fluctuated over the last two decades.
Cardinal Martino noted that the report, while not explicitly mentioning abortion, could be a wedge to promote it universally.
Washington's Austin Ruse (Friday Fax, September 17, 2004) picked out the same points, also mentioning the report's praise for Austin Ruse China which had "a dramatic drop in the incidence of poverty", due to its decreased fertility.
A smaller number of panelists (13 percent) cited Central and South American countries, with 7 percent specifically mentioning Brazil.