not to mention

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not to mention

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  1. (idiomatic) Used by the speaker to mention another important point; an apophasis.
    • 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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