chew (one's) own tobacco

chew (one's) own tobacco

To focus on one's own life, rather than someone else's; to mind one's own business. Why are you worried about what other people are doing? Just chew your own tobacco.
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chew one's own tobacco

Rur. to mind one's own business. Sally: You seem awfully happy all of a sudden. How come? Tom: Chew your own tobacco. I'm just sitting here chewing my own tobacco, not bothering anybody.
See also: chew, own, tobacco
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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