not (one's) keeper

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not (one's) keeper

Not responsible for one's actions, behavior, or whereabouts. Often used to express frustration that such responsibility is assumed. Of course I'm disappointed that Travis got arrested again, but I'm not his keeper. How should I know where Mary is? I'm not her keeper.
See also: keeper, not

not someone's keeper

If you are asked where someone is and you answer that you are not their keeper, you are saying in quite a rude way that you do not know where they are and you cannot be expected to know. `I've no idea where he is,' Hughes replied, `I'm not his keeper.'
See also: keeper, not
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Di ako keeper niya, may sarili nang buhay yan (I'm not his keeper, he has his own life),' Lacson told reporters when asked of his move once Panfilo 'Pampi' Lacson Jr.
Asked how he could have failed to spot brother George's death, Bert Silver said: ''I'm not his keeper.
One morning, George didn't get up but I'm not his keeper.
Asked yesterday why he had not checked on his brother earlier, Bert said: "I am not his keeper.