stick to (one's) knitting

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stick to (one's) knitting

1. To mind one's own business. Oh, stick to your knitting—I don't need to hear your opinion of every little thing I do.
2. To do only what one knows or is familiar with. You can't just stick to your knitting—you have to try new things too.
See also: knitting, stick

stick to your knitting

If someone, especially a company or organization, sticks to their knitting, they continue to do something that they are experienced at and do not try to do something different about which they know very little. It failed because we did not understand the plumbing business, and it taught us a lesson about sticking to our knitting! Northern Rock is sticking to its knitting — mortgages and savings.
See also: knitting, stick

stick to (one's) knitting

Informal
To mind one's own business.
See also: knitting, stick
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We always seem to learn after the fact that, as PCD&F columnist Peter Bigelow is wont to say, we must stick to our knitting.
When you have an international business, you have management trying to spin lots of plates around the world, but we plan to stick to our knitting and turn us into one of the best service providers in the North West.
We're really trying to stick to our knitting," Feldman says.
We stick to our knitting and concentrate on the basics," says Bartell.
We are going to stick to our knitting, operationally and engineering-wise" Mr Arnone says.
But at least for now, we intend to stick to our knitting.
Anthony Scarsella, MD, Medical Director of CLS and an experienced clinical investigator with Pacific Oaks Medical Group noted, "This Agreement allows each of us to stick to our knitting.
Our challenge is to decide whether that is the best investment when you have Manchester, itself a very successful airport, just 35 miles away, or whether we should stick to our knitting with point-topoint services to Europe.
Cundall says his company continues to succeed because, "We stick to our knitting but are not afraid of challenges.
Said Mr Urquhart: ``We plan to stick to our knitting and continueto provide boring services to the owners and occupiers of buildings and use the experience of our management team to take us through any downturn that everyone is looking for.
We've got to stick to our knitting until the world remembers that it needs people to build things and run things for it.