not to mention
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- (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.