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not mean (someone) any harm

To have no intention of causing injury, offense, or negative effects (to someone). I'm so sorry that my comments got you fired—I swear, I didn't mean any harm! Please, put down the gun, I don't mean you any harm.
See also: any, harm, mean, not
References in classic literature ?
I did not know, I did not mean any harm,' they think it is all right.
I did not mean any harm by anything, so I hope you will try and forgive me.
I do not mean any harm by it, but would you mind telling me if you are any over eighteen?
I don't own the kangaroo and did not mean any harm to the animal it got outta hand and I am sorry.
Fred Dimamay, a member of the group that distributed the Bibles, admitted they included Bibles in the kits they gave away but they did not mean any harm or offense.
in/entry/reality-winner-national-security-agency-leaked-documents-parents_us_5939e15de4b0c5a35c9dd0a8) Huffington Post  on Thursday morning, Winner's parents - who came to Augusta from their hometown Kingsville, Texas - defended their daughter by saying she was a patriot and she did not mean any harm for her country.
He went on to say he did not mean any harm, adding that Mrs Womack was "one of the last people on the planet I want to hurt".
They may not mean any harm by doing so, but the bottom line is that you don't have to listen to or follow what anyone else has to say.
They may not mean any harm, but employees can be careless.
Walking the same path with El-Boghdady was the manager of the Museum, Nazera Arafa, who said: "The minister did not mean any harm with what he said to Azza.
We did not mean any harm and, as far as I know, we have not sold any of these t-shirts.
In interview Rolls admitted making the comments but was sorry for what he had said and did not mean any harm.
CAMPAIGNERS who caused a website's popular Brummie of the Year award to be scrapped have said they did not mean any harm.
Judge Jonathan Teare said he would spare the father jail because of his excellent character and that he believed he did not mean any harm to his son.