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not mean (one) any harm

To have no intention of causing harm, offense, or negative effects (to one). 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?--that is to say, will you tell me how old you are?"
Jane does not mean any harm. She does it out of pure benevolence."
I would hope that those who pulled this "prank" did not mean any harm, but it is a shame when older paradegoers have to pull their chairs out from being stuck inside hedges and bushes.
"I do not mean any harm. I just want a quiet life in a nice place with my cats safe and my wife happy.
Defence solicitor George Mathers said that his client had found the knife and did not mean any harm.
According to him, he did not mean any harm when he made the move last Thursday so he cannot fathom why someone would read wrong meanings into what he did on February 14 on Legon campus.
I knew that the people who wanted me to be stronger and to stop shedding tears did not mean any harm. It's just that they wanted me to stop thinking of loneliness, and instead divert my sadness to happy thoughts.
"I don't own the kangaroo and did not mean any harm to the animal it got outta hand and I am sorry."
Meanwhile, in an interview with (http://www.huffingtonpost.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. "I want people to keep in mind that she's a human being, that she did serve her country, that she would never hurt anyone," Winner's mother, Billie Winner-Davis said.
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.