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forget it (2)

INFORMAL
This page is about the conversational phrase forget it (2)

Meaning

You can say this when refusing a request or a demand.

For example

  • "Come on, Dad. Take us to the mall."
    "Forget it, Jessica. I've told you already, I'm too busy."

  • The plumber was demanding more money, so I said, "Forget it, mate. That's not what you quoted me."

Quick Quiz

My son wanted a fancy new phone, so I said, "Forget it.

a. I'll get you one next week."

b. The one you've got's still OK."

c. You'll be glad when you get one."

Contributor: Matt Errey