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don't mind me

INFORMAL
This page is about the conversational phrase don't mind me

Meaning

You can use this to tell someone to ignore you and continue doing whatever they're doing.

For example

  • When Dan came into the room, he said, "Don't mind me. I'm just getting a book."

  • We were playing cards when Louise sat down. "Keep going," she said, "Don't mind me."

Note:
Also "don't mind him", "don't mind them", etc.

Quick Quiz

Our boss came in and said, "Don't mind me," so we

a. kept on working

b. said we didn't mind

c. stopped what we were doing

Contributor: Matt Errey