not to mention

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not to mention

  1. (idiomatic) Used by the speaker to mention another important point; an apophasis.
    • 2012, Christoper Zara, Tortured Artists: From Picasso and Monroe to Warhol and Winehouse, the Twisted Secrets of the World's Most Creative Minds, part 1, chapter 2, page 51:
      In fact, the immortal tunemeister Irving Berlin wrote all three [songs], along with about 1,500 others, not to mention the scores for eighteen Hollywood films and nineteen Broadway musicals.
    • 2013 June 1, “A better waterworks”, The Economist, volume 407, number 8838, page 5 (Technology Quarterly): 
      An artificial kidney these days still means a refrigerator-sized dialysis machine. Such devices mimic [] real kidneys [] . But they are nothing like as efficient, and can cause bleeding, clotting and infection—not to mention inconvenience for patients, who typically need to be hooked up to one three times a week for hours at a time.
    The city was already having staffing difficulties, not to mention having a three million dollar budget shortfall.

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