don't mind (someone)

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don't mind (someone)

Don't interrupt what you are doing on account of someone; pay no attention to someone or their words, actions, or behaviors. Don't mind me, I'm just looking for one of my books. Ah, don't mind them! They're just jealous of your success.
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don’t mind ˈme


1 used when you ask people to ignore you because you do not want to disturb a meeting, lesson, meal, etc: Don’t mind me. Carry on with your supper.
2 (ironic) used for showing your anger at not being included in something or being asked about something: What’s the matter with Joanna this morning? I opened the window in the office and she said, ‘Don’t mind me, will you,’ in a really unpleasant voice.
See also: mind
References in classic literature ?
I laugh, when those who at the Spear are bold And vent'rous, if that fail them, shrink and fear What yet they know must follow, to endure Exile, or ignominy, or bonds, or pain, The sentence of thir Conquerour: This is now Our doom; which if we can sustain and bear, Our Supream Foe in time may much remit His anger, and perhaps thus farr remov'd Not mind us not offending, satisfi'd With what is punish't; whence these raging fires Will slack'n, if his breath stir not thir flames.
So we are sure she will not mind us repeating this seasonal photograph, originally published in Remember When more than a decade ago.