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  1. 1
    used for telling someone that they should not worry about something because it is not important

    ‘How much do I owe you?’ ‘Oh, forget it – it’s nothing.’

  2. 2
    used for showing that you are annoyed because you think someone’s comment or suggestion is completely unreasonable

    In the end I said to him, ‘Look, forget it – I’m not paying you.’

    If you’re just going to stand there and criticize, forget it.

  3. 3
    used for telling someone that the situation is completely different from what they think

    If your idea of a camping trip is a leaky tent and cold baked beans, forget it!

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