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forget it

Slang definitions & phrases for forget it

forget it


  1. An injunction to put something out of one's hopes, concern, etc, esp because it is impossible: If you thought you were next in line around here, forget it/ Forget it, she never did intend to go/ I can get up there most of the time, but in winter, forget it
  2. An exclamation of pardon; a token of forgiveness; don't give it a second thought: Hell no, I didn't mind. Forget it (1900+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Idioms and Phrases with forget it

forget it

Overlook it, it's not important; you're quite mistaken. This colloquial imperative is used in a variety of ways. For example, in Thanks so much for helping—Forget it, it was nothing, it is a substitute for “don't mention it” or you're welcome; in Stop counting the change—forget it! it means “stop doing something unimportant” in You think assembling this swingset was easy—forget it! it means “it was not at all easy”; and in Forget it—you'll never understand this theorem it means that the possibility of your understanding it is hopeless. [ c. 1900 ]
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