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What does this sentence mean?

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Rebecca

Great question. "Don't mention it" is quite a common phrase among native speakers. In this context, the phrase means something like "no need to say thank you." In other words, "you don't need to mention or say the words thank you". This is usually a way of the person showing that the action or favor they did was no problem for them or that they didn't do this action/task/favor so you would say 'thank you." The phrase is usually meant in a nice/positive way. Other phrases that carry similar meanings are "think nothing of it," "it's nothing," "not at all," and "no problem." Ex: A. Thanks for helping me with my homework. B. Don't mention it. Ex: A. I wanted to say thanks for helping me yesterday. B. Oh! Don't mention it.

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