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none of (one's) business

Something that is of no concern to another. It's really none of his business what I do with the money I earn.
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none of someone's business

not of someone's concern. (A gentle rebuke.) Q: When are you going to leave for home? A: None of your business. How I managed to afford all this is none of your business.
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(It's) none of your business!

It is nothing that you need to know. It is none of your concern. (Not very polite.) Alice: How much does a little diamond like that cost? Mary: None of your business! John: Do you want to go out with me Friday night? Mary: Sorry, I don't think so. John: Well, what are you doing then? Mary: None of your business!
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none of one's business

Not one's concern, as in How much I earn is none of your business. This expression employs business in the sense of "one's affairs," a usage dating from about 1600. (Also see mind one's own business.) A slangy, jocular variant from about 1930 is none of one's beeswax. The related verb phrase have no business is used to indicate that one should not meddle or interfere, as in He has no business discussing the will with outsiders.
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He cast down his eyes and hurried out as if it were none of his business, careful as he went not to inflict any accidental injury on the young lady.
Mr Clare volunteered to do so, though it was none of his business, asking Tess to accompany him.
I heard him patiently enough till he had done, and then told him that I confessed I had all along opposed the massacre of Madagascar, and that I had, on all occasions, spoken my mind freely about it, though not more upon him than any of the rest; that as to having no command in the ship, that was true; nor did I exercise any authority, only took the liberty of speaking my mind in things which publicly concerned us all; and what concern I had in the voyage was none of his business; that I was a considerable owner in the ship.
The tyranny of a chief over a subject was none of his business.
Taking to Twitter, Aamir Liaquat wrote: 'Hayat being given the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz this week is none of his business, he is waiting for her, Fahad Mustafa, Nabeel Qureshi and Meerza to face him in court soon.
None of his business what Zebo did and should never of been made to apologise.
'He said it's none of his business, but they should not disrupt the Sona because it is mandated by the Constitution,' he said.
But skipper Sam Torrance refused to limit his European Ryder Cup stars' social lives in 2002, saying it was none of his business what they did at the end of a day's play.
She also cursed him and said it was none of his business," a court source said.
Though he may subconsciously see your sexuality as a threat, who you sleep with is really none of his business.
Although it was none of his business, I explained that Friday was music day, which meant the older girls had to drive to two different communities for piano lessons and choir practice, and the younger ones had a reduced workload.
This is none of his business.The health of the nation is.
In the first case, it's none of his business how any woman dresses.
Patricia McQueeney added: "He says it is none of his business whether a child saw the film - as he is not the mother or father.