to say nothing of


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to say nothing of (someone or something)

Not even considering or mentioning the significance or impact of someone or something else; not to mention (someone or something). It will take me at least two hours to fix this part of the fence, to say nothing of repairing all of it. Their newborn will be difficult enough to take care of while they're away, to say nothing of their temperamental toddler.
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to say nothing of someone or something

not to even mention the importance of someone or something. John and Mary had to be taken care of, to say nothing of Bill, who would require even more attention. I'm having enough difficulty painting the house, to say nothing of the garage that is very much in need of paint.
See also: nothing, of, say

to say nothing of

see under not to mention.
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to say nothing of

And there is no need to mention. Used to allude to things that fill out an idea or argument: The yard is a mess, to say nothing of the house.
See also: nothing, of, say
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But, being a Russian nursing student who could not cherish the bloc's state's new openness more, she develops very practical, to say nothing of moral, objections to the ruse.
If Lockyer cared for the integrity of his office - to say nothing of a free and open market - he would do just that.
In that light, I tend to be more than tolerant of gambling as long as it is permitted, to say nothing of encouraged, by society's leaders.
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9 he posted as a rookie in 1992-93 - to say nothing of misdirected shots, pick-and-roll defense and help defense.
With ongoing urban growth and an inexorably growing population, we are now facing the predictable consequences of such folly, to say nothing of those two economic disasters known as the ``Red Line'' and the ``Green Line.
Elmo's Fire'' and ``The Client'' - to say nothing of two installments of ``Batman'' - focusing on small movies today?
What was tolerated then might today cost him a few All-Star votes from disgruntled fans, to say nothing of the reporters left cooling their heels on deadline.