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think nothing of (something)

To not consider something to be at all odd, difficult, improper, or otherwise out of the ordinary. My brother earns so much money that he thinks nothing of spending $300 on a single meal. People in this country think nothing of eating every part of an animal, which is something I've never been able to stomach.
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think nothing of

1. Give little consideration to, regard as routine, as in He thinks nothing of driving 100 miles to see a new movie. [c. 1800]
2. think nothing of it. It's not important, as in Thanks for the lift.-Think nothing of it. This way of saying you're welcome dates from the late 1800s.
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think nothing of

COMMON If you think nothing of doing something that other people might consider difficult, strange, or wrong, you consider it to be easy or normal. I thought nothing of betting £1,000 on a horse. They thought nothing of working all night.
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think nothing of

consider (an activity others regard as odd, wrong, or difficult) as straightforward or normal.
2004 Residential Architect His foreign business partners think nothing of scheduling an hour-and-a-half meeting for 10:30 at night, then being back at work by 8 am.
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think ˈnothing of something/of doing something

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not think ˈanything of something/of doing something


1 consider something as normal or easy, when other people consider it as difficult, dangerous, etc: He thinks nothing of working 14 hours a day.
2 think that something is not important: I saw a man outside the door, but I didn’t think anything of it at the time. I realized later that he must have been the thief.
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think nothing of

To give little consideration to; regard as routine or usual: thought nothing of a 50-mile trip every day.
See also: nothing, of, think