be no skin off (one's) nose(redirected from be no skin off nose)
be no skin off (one's) nose
To be no cause of concern or interest to one; to pose one no difficulty, threat, or risk. 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."
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no skin off one's nose
Not harmful or bothersome to one, as in I don't care if you stay home-it's no skin off my nose. This expression probably arose in boxing, but there is no evidence to prove it. [Early 1900s]
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it’s no skin off ˈmy, ˈyour, ˈhis, etc. nose(informal) used to say that somebody is not upset or annoyed about something because it does not affect them in a bad way: It’s no skin off my nose if the price of cigarettes goes up. I don’t smoke.
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