not mean any offense

not mean any offense

To not imply or intend any offensive meaning in what one says or does. Usually used in the past tense. I truly didn't meant any offense by what I said—I was just making a literal observation about your clothes, that's all! I'm sure you never meant any offense, but just consider for a moment how someone might interpret what you said.
See also: any, mean, not, offense
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Washington Redskins founder George Preston Marshall probably did not mean any offense when he named his professional football team.
His spokesman, however, quickly said Obama did not mean any offense by his comment.