One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Used to reassure someone by telling them that a situation is not serious.‘not to worry—no harm done’
- ‘Well, we discovered something really weird about them; actually, we heard it on the radio but not to worry.’
- ‘There were no more planes that night and all the next day's were full but, not to worry, our bags at least would be on their way west.’
- ‘If you happen to be male, and in a relationship, and you also happen to forget what day it is - not to worry.’
- ‘On the other, his film is only a metaphor for an imaginary America so not to worry.’
- ‘This child may be only 1 year old, but not to worry, there are electric guitars for all ages.’
- ‘If today's weather doesn't suit then, not to worry, the chances are it'll be different tomorrow.’
- ‘But not to worry - it will soon be Drift Back Day and suddenly life is beginning to look normal.’
- ‘Ah well, not to worry - it's not long until Easter and we'll sell then, see if we don't.’
- ‘It just looks like a little pink pimple, lost in my arm freckles, so not to worry.’
- ‘This dinosaur committee is being erased this month, so not to worry.’
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