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Idioms

Never mind.

This page is about the idiom Never mind.

Meaning

You can say "never mind" when you want someone not to worry or feel bad about something, or not to bother doing something.

For example

  • A: "I'm really sorry, but I can't find my ticket." B: "Never mind. Just give me your name and I'll check the computer."

  • "If you haven't got time to mow the lawn today, never mind. You can do it tomorrow instead."

Quick Quiz

His father said never mind after the boy had told him that

a. he'd smashed up the family car

b. he'd burned done their house

c. he'd forgotten to buy milk

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Contributor: Matt Errey