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be (someone's) funeral

A (usually humorous) threat indicating that if someone does or doesn't do something, it will bring about negative consequences. OK, fine, don't do what mom said. It's your funeral! If Billy goes in my room when I'm not here, it'll be his funeral.
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Dream of a funeral and you hear of a marriage.

 and Dream of a funeral and you hear of a wedding.
Prov. If you dream that a person has died, you will learn that person is to be married. Alan: I had a dream last night that my sister was killed. Jane: Dream of a funeral and you hear of a marriage.
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It's your funeral.

Fig. If that is what you are going to do, you will have to endure the dire consequences. Tom: I'm going to call in sick and go to the ball game instead of to work today. Mary: Go ahead. It's your funeral. Bill: I'm going to go into the boss and tell what I really think of him. Sue: It's your funeral.
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it's your funeral

something that you say in order to tell someone that if they suffer bad results from their actions it will be their own fault 'I'm not coming to the meeting, I can't afford the time.' 'Okay, it's your funeral.'
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it's your funeral

Also, it's or it's not his or her or my or our or their funeral . One must take the consequences of one's destructive or foolish actions. This expression is used to show one's contempt or lack of sympathy for another's actions. For example, Suppose they do get pulled over for taking a joy ride-It's their funeral, or I don't care whether you quit your job-it's not my funeral. This hyperbolic term implies that an action is so bad it will result in death. [Slang; mid-1800s]
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It’s your funeral!

exclam. If you do it, you will suffer all the consequences! Go if you want. It’s your funeral!
References in classic literature ?
At length, a person better informed on the merits of the case, tumbled against him, and from this person he learned that the funeral was the funeral of one Roger Cly.
In these days before the funeral, I saw but little of Peggotty, except that, in passing up or down stairs, I always found her close to the room where my mother and her baby lay, and except that she came to me every night, and sat by my bed's head while I went to sleep.
Trefusis was very wealthy, he added that he had been told so, but believed the money had not come from the lady; that people seldom cared to go to a great expense for a funeral unless they came into something good by the death; and that some parties the more they had the more they grudged.
On the night before the funeral he was as drunk as ever; and it was shocking, in that house of mourning, to hear him singing away at his ugly old sea-song; but weak as he was, we were all in the fear of death for him, and the doctor was suddenly taken up with a case many miles away and was never near the house after my father's death.
Tomorrow will see the funeral, and so will end this one more
They arrived in about an hour at the cemetery; the weather was mild, but dull, and in harmony with the funeral ceremony.
Perhaps, with momentary truth of feeling, she thought how much happier had been her fate, if, after years of bliss, the bell were now tolling for her funeral, and she were followed to the grave by the old affection of her earliest lover, long her husband.
When Desiree returned in the evening, she told the poor girl that the convoi was arranged for the following morning, that she had ordered all in the most economical way, but that thirty-five francs were the lowest sou for which the funeral could be had.
Not till after the funeral, Philip," he said gently.
People looked out for her at the funeral, too, but she was not there; and another conspicuous absentee was the captain's widow, whom Lebedeff had prevented from coming.
Alpatych, arriving from the devastated Bald Hills estate, sent for his Dron on the day of the prince's funeral and told him to have twelve horses got ready for the princess' carriages and eighteen carts for the things to be removed from Bogucharovo.
Cadwallader made one of the group that watched old Featherstone's funeral from an upper window of the manor.
Gillis called Anne aside into a vacant room before the funeral procession left the house, and gave her a small packet.
All arrangements for the funeral had been so well attended to that had the deceased known he would doubtless have approved.
There were three lighted lamps on our kitchen table last night, and Judy Pineau says that's a sure sign of a funeral.