forgive and forget
Both pardon and hold no resentment concerning a past event. For example, After Meg and Mary decided to forgive and forget their differences, they became good friends. This phrase dates from the 1300s and was a proverb by the mid-1500s. For a synonym, see let bygones be bygones.
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Yes, Byrd—dead four-and-a-half years now—was a Kleagle in the Ku Klux Klan.Steve Scalise and the Right’s Ridiculous Racial Blame Game|Michael Tomasky|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
And for those on the Palestinian right who still dream of driving the Jews into the sea, they too can forget it.In the Middle East, the Two-State Solution Is Dead|Dean Obeidallah|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
On the morning after Ramona's disappearance, words had been spoken by each which neither would ever forget.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
Alone Orlean lay trying vainly to forget something—something that stood like a spectre before her eyes.
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Forget it not: for there is no returning, and thou shalt do him no good, and shalt hurt thyself.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
She would never forget it; but realizing its gravity, she decided thereupon never to tell it—the dream—to anybody.