1350-1400;Middle Englishprobleme < Latinproblēma < Greekpróblēma orig., obstacle, (akin to probállein to throw or lay before), equivalent to pro-pro-2 + -blē-, variant stem of bállein to throw (cf. parabola) + -ma noun suffix of result
1382, "a difficult question proposed for solution," from O.Fr. problème (14c.), from L. problema, from Gk. problema "a problem, a question," lit. "thing put forward," from proballein "propose," from pro "forward" + ballein "to throw" (see ballistics). Problem child first recorded 1920.
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Idioms and Phrases with no problem
not to worry. There's no difficulty about this, don't concern yourself. For example, Of course I can change your tire—no problem, or You want more small change? no sweat, or We'll be there in plenty of time, not to worry. The first of these colloquial terms dates from about 1960 and the second from about 1950. The third, originating in Britain in the 1930s and using not to with the sense of “don't,” crossed the Atlantic in the 1970s.
You're welcome, as in Thanks for the ride, Dad.—No problem.
[ Late 1900s