What of it?


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What of it?

What does someone care? What business is it of someone? What does it matter? Usually said out of annoyance, anger, or offence. I pay my rent and my share of the bills—what of it if I want to spend the rest of my money on comic books and video games? A: "I heard you're not going to college after high school?" B: "Yeah, what of it? Plenty of people who don't go to college end up being successful."
See also: of, what

What of it?

Inf. What does it matter?; Why treat it as if it were important?; Why do you think that this is any of your business? (A bit contentious.) John: I hear you've been having a little trouble at the office. Bob: What of it? Sue: You missed a spot shaving. Fred: What of it?
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what of it?

Also, what's it to you? What does it matter? Also, how does it concern or interest you? For example, I know I don't need another coat but what of it?-I like this one, or What's it to you how many hours I sleep at night? The first term, a synonym of so what, dates from the late 1500s; the second, another way of saying "mind your own business," dates from the early 1900s.
See also: of, what

what ˈof it?

(spoken) used when admitting that something is true, to ask why it should be considered important: Yes, I wrote the article. What of it?
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