not to mention

adverb
much less (Freq. 2)
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she can't boil potatoes, let alone cook a meal

Syn: ↑let alone

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IN ADDITION TO, as well as; not counting, not including, to say nothing of, aside from, besides.

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not to mention
To say nothing of, a parenthetical rhetorical pretence of refraining from saying all one might say (and is about to say)
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Main Entry:mention

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not to mention phrase
used for adding a comment that emphasizes the main idea of what you have already said

The weather here is gorgeous, not to mention the wonderful food.

Thesaurus: ways of adding extra informationsynonym
Main entry: mention

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used to introduce an additional fact or point that reinforces the point being made

I'm amazed you find the time, not to mention the energy, to do any work at all

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not to mention
— used when referring to another thing that relates to what you have just said

Our favorite Italian restaurant makes its own fresh bread and salad dressing, not to mention [=in addition to] a great spaghetti sauce.

We were cold, wet, and hungry, not to mention [=and also] extremely tired.

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Main Entry:mention

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not to mention idiom
used to introduce extra information and emphasize what you are saying

He has two big houses in this country, not to mention his villa in France.

Main entry:mentionidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • not to mention — (someone/something) and also someone or something else. Gaining weight didn t help her health, not to mention the high blood pressure that ran in her family. They don t have any of the players from that championship team anymore, not to mention… …   New idioms dictionary

  • not\ to\ mention — • not to mention • not to speak of • to say nothing of Without ever needing to speak of; in addition to; besides. Used to add something to what you have said or explained. Dave is handsome and smart not to mention being a good athlete. They have… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • not to mention — or[not to speak of] or[to say nothing of] Without ever needing to speak of; in addition to; besides. Used to add something to what you have said or explained. * /Dave is handsome and smart not to mention being a good athlete./ * /They have three… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • not to mention — or[not to speak of] or[to say nothing of] Without ever needing to speak of; in addition to; besides. Used to add something to what you have said or explained. * /Dave is handsome and smart not to mention being a good athlete./ * /They have three… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • not to mention — if the party s canceled, we ll have to notify the guests, not to mention the caterers Syn: in addition to, as well as; not counting, not including, to say nothing of, aside from, besides …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • not to mention — phrasal not even yet counting or considering ; and notably in addition < a proposal that s risky and expensive, not to mention unethical > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • not to mention — conjunction much less, let alone Betsy cant seem to boil the potatoes, not to mention prepare an entire meal …   Wiktionary

  • not to mention — used for adding a comment that emphasizes the main idea of what you have already said The weather here is gorgeous, not to mention the wonderful food …   English dictionary

  • not to mention — idi in addition to: They own two houses, not to mention a boat[/ex] …   From formal English to slang

  • not to mention — not even considering; besides …   English contemporary dictionary


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