stick to the knitting


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stick to the knitting

1. To mind one's own business. Oh, stick to the 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 the knitting—you have to try new things too.
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stick to the (or your) knitting

(of an organization) concentrate on a known core area of business activity rather than diversify into other areas in which it has no experience. informal
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Sevcon is currently working on the conversion of a Nissan Qashqai to electric, but with mass production of LCVs still some way away, Boyle is happy to stick to the knitting as he would call it - for now at least.
Boyle added: "Our traditional markets are coming back and we intend to stick to the knitting, to continue doing what we do best.
John Mowbray, head of corporate affairs at Northumbrian Water, said: "When we returned to the market in May 2003 we repeatedly said we were going to stick to the knitting, concentrate on our core business and not be distracted into diversification.