who's counting?

but who's counting

A phrase dismissing the quantity of something just mentioned. Can be used in a passive-aggressive manner (because someone is obviously counting if they can readily enumerate something). A: "Well, you've only worked three hours this week, but who's counting?" B: "I'm sorry, sir, but I've been sick all week." I've had four pieces of candy, but who's counting? Pass me another!
See also: but, count

who’s ˈcounting?

(informal) used to say that you do not care how many times something happens: I’ve been late for school three times this week — but who’s counting?
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