invasion of privacy

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invasion of privacy

An intrusion into one's personal affairs. A noun or pronoun can be used between "of" and "privacy." I can't believe you read my diary, that's such an invasion of privacy! I'm telling Mom! No, actually, I don't have to answer your questions about my love life because they're a total invasion of my privacy.
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invasion of (someone's) privacy

Fig. an intrusion that results in the loss of someone's privacy. Your invasion of my privacy is not welcome! The athlete complained about the invasion of his privacy by the press.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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