Origin of problem
Related formssub·prob·lem, noun
British Dictionary definitions for no problem
- any thing, matter, person, etc, that is difficult to deal with, solve, or overcome
- (as modifier)a problem child
Word Origin for problem
Idioms and Phrases with no problem (1 of 2)
Also, no sweat; not to worry. There's no difficulty about this, don't concern yourself. For example, Of course I can change your tire—no problem, or You want more small change? no sweat, or We'll be there in plenty of time, not to worry. The first of these colloquial terms dates from about 1960 and the second from about 1950. The third, originating in Britain in the 1930s and using not to with the sense of “don't,” crossed the Atlantic in the 1970s.
You're welcome, as in Thanks for the ride, Dad.—No problem. [Late 1900s]
Idioms and Phrases with no problem (2 of 2)
see no problem.