not\ to\ speak\ of

• not to mention
• not to speak of
• to say nothing of
Without ever needing to speak of; in addition to; besides. - Used to add something to what you have said or explained.

Dave is handsome and smart not to mention being a good athlete.

They have three fine sons, not to speak of their two lovely daughters.

Sally takes singing and dancing lessons to say nothing of swimming and tennis lessons.

Compare: let alone, to speak of

Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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