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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

When you dream that someone has died, it is often followed by the news that they are getting married. A: "Did you hear that Bill is getting married?" B: "Wow, I just recently dreamed that he had died! It really is true that you dream of a funeral and you hear of a marriage."
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it's (one'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's 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

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

If you say it's your funeral to someone, you mean that if they suffer bad consequences from something they are planning to do, you will not have any sympathy for them. Have it your own way. You'll be sorry. It's your funeral. My cab driver shrugged his shoulders as if to say, "It's your funeral."
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it's (or that's) someone's funeral

used to warn someone that an unwise act or decision is their own responsibility. informal
1996 Amitav Ghosh The Calcutta Chromosome I'll turn a few pages for you; but remember, it was you who asked. It's your funeral.
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it’s ˈyour funeral

(informal) used to tell somebody that they, and nobody else, will have to deal with the unpleasant results of their own actions: I think you’re making a big mistake, but if you don’t want to listen to me that’s fine — it’s your funeral.
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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 ?
Not till after the funeral, Philip," he said gently.
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.
Well, of all the funeral feasts on this earth, I suppose the one we are takin' is the queerest.
This gave them the seeming of ghostly masques, undertakers in a spectral world at the funeral of some ghost.
An orphan at twelve, Genevieve had gone straight from her father's funeral to live with the Silversteins in their rooms above the candy store; and here, sheltered by kindly aliens, she earned her keep and clothes by waiting on the shop.
People don't go to funerals for the fun of it," said Felicity severely.
Oh, but 'twa'n't the funeral I was glad for, Miss Pollyanna.
Because he loved her so much that he could not bear to see her unhappy: or because his own sufferings of suspense were so unendurable that he was glad to crush them at once--as we hasten a funeral after a death, or, when a separation from those we love is imminent, cannot rest until the parting be over.
It would buy you twenty funerals and twenty plots," Saxon protested, shocked by this blasphemy of conventional death.
In life but few of them would have helped the whale, I ween, if peradventure he had needed it; but upon the banquet of his funeral they most piously do pounce.
He had heard voices around him; he had had questions asked, and answered them; they had asked him when he would have the funeral, and where they should lay her; and he had answered, impatiently, that he cared not.
George has already gone to his brother-in-law's, to superintend the last melancholy duties and I must follow him before the funeral takes place.
Cruncher made out that some kind of funeral was coming along, and that there was popular objection to this funeral, which engendered uproar.
I considered, after some hours were gone, if my tears were really hard to flow now, as they seemed to be, what, in connexion with my loss, it would affect me most to think of when I drew near home - for I was going home to the funeral.