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never (you) mind (something)
Don't worry or bother about something. Never you mind his remarks—he's just jealous. I want to get this for your kids, never mind the cost!
1. Disregard that; don't worry or bother yourself about it. A: "What did you say?" B: "Never mind, it wasn't important."
2. Especially not, considering what was just said. He can barely write a coherent email, never mind an entire book!
never you mind
Do not worry or fret over this; you do not need to concern yourself with this; this is not any of your business. John: "Hey honey, what are you wrapping in there?" Amy: "Never you mind! It's not for prying eyes." Janet: "How are you going to convince the boss to give us the week off?" Dan: "Never you mind. I have my methods."
1. Don't worry about something, don't trouble yourself, it doesn't matter. For example, Never mind what I said, it wasn't important, or Never mind, you can always take the driver's test again. This expression employs mind in the sense of "care about something," a usage dating from the late 1700s.
2. Also, never you mind. Don't concern yourself with that, it's none of your business, as in Never you mind where I plan to buy the new TV. [Early 1800s]
never mind1 used to urge someone not to feel anxiety or distress. 2 used to suggest that a problem or objection is not important. 3 also never you mind used in refusing to answer a question. 4 used to indicate that what has been said about one thing applies even more to another.
1 (especially British English) used to tell somebody not to worry or be upset: You failed your driving test? Never mind, the best drivers always fail the first time.
2 used to suggest that something is not important: This isn’t the place I wanted to take you to — but never mind, it’s just as good.
3 used to emphasize that what is true about the first thing you have said is even more true about the second: I never thought she’d win once, never mind twice!
never mind (about) (doing) somethingused to tell somebody that they should not think about something or do something because it is not as important as something else, or because you will do it: Never mind the washing-up — we haven’t got time. ♢ Never mind saying how sorry you are, who’s going to pay for the damage you’ve done?
ˌnever you ˈmind(informal) used to tell somebody not to ask about something because you are not going to tell them: ‘How much did you pay for it?’ ‘Never you mind.’ ♢ Never you mind why I want it, just give it to me.
phr. Forget it.; It doesn’t matter anymore. Never mind. I forget what I was going to say.
1. Don't bother: I was hoping for some help, but never mind, I'll do it alone.
2. Not to mention; and certainly not: I can't tread water, never mind swim.
Used to tell someone not to be concerned or worried.