What of it?


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What of it?

What does someone care? What business is it of someone? What does it matter? Usually said out of annoyance, anger, or offence. I pay my rent and my share of the bills—what of it if I want to spend the rest of my money on comic books and video games? A: "I heard you're not going to college after high school?" B: "Yeah, what of it? Plenty of people who don't go to college end up being successful."
See also: of, what
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What of it?

Inf. What does it matter?; Why treat it as if it were important?; Why do you think that this is any of your business? (A bit contentious.) John: I hear you've been having a little trouble at the office. Bob: What of it? Sue: You missed a spot shaving. Fred: What of it?
See also: of, what
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

what of it?

Also, what's it to you? What does it matter? Also, how does it concern or interest you? For example, I know I don't need another coat but what of it?-I like this one, or What's it to you how many hours I sleep at night? The first term, a synonym of so what, dates from the late 1500s; the second, another way of saying "mind your own business," dates from the early 1900s.
See also: of, what
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

what ˈof it?

(spoken) used when admitting that something is true, to ask why it should be considered important: Yes, I wrote the article. What of it?
See also: of, what
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