it's no skin off my nose(redirected from It's no skin off my teeth)
it's no skin off my nose
It is no or very little concern of mine; it poses no difficulty, threat, or risk to me. Hey, it's no skin off my nose if you want to get a tattoo. I'm just saying that it's something you may regret someday. We all knew that the head chef was stealing from the kitchen, but it was no skin off our noses so we just kept our mouths shut. A: "Do you mind if I store some of my stuff in your garage for a while?" B: "Eh, it's no skin off my nose."
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
it's no skin off my noseBRITISH, INFORMAL
If someone says it's no skin off my nose they mean they are not worried about something because it only affects or harms other people or because it is not their responsibility. It's no skin off my nose if she doesn't want to come. Maria might be disappointed but I don't care.
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012
it's no skin off my noseit's a matter of indifference to me; I am unaffected by something. informal
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017
no skin off my nose, it's/that's
It’s no affair of mine; it doesn’t bother or harm me in any way. An early twentieth-century colloquialism, this expression is believed to come from boxing, where, if one is not at all involved, one is unlikely to lose skin from one’s nose. “It’s no skin off any nose of mine,” wrote F. C. Davis (The Graveyard Never Closes, 1941).
The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer