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.
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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.'
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not keeper April his the favourable for the number spending time sheets Three clean sheets in Liverpool's last four matches for Karius.
But Celtic eventually took a foothold in the game, Leigh Griffiths troubling Wes Morgan but not keeper Ron-Robert Zieler with a run and shot before Moussa Dembele was inches away from his first goal for the club.
Crawley striker Tyrone Barnett will rue a miss when he beat the offside trap, but not keeper Jake Cole.
Boss Glenn Roeder has given little away over Obafemi Martins' hamstring injury or whether or not keeper Shay Given will replace Steve Harper (groin) after abdominal surgery.
Town boss Jones marched away tight-lipped and grim-faced at the end of this clash - and the Welshman's mood might have been worse had not keeper Marc Ovendale made a superb save from substitute Risto Ojanen right near the end.
Yet the hosts would have trailed in the fifth minute - had not keeper Michael Ingham made a miraculous triple stop.
To be fair to Robert, who has not scored a goal from open play since March 2004 in United's UEFA Cup victory over Real Mallorca, he had some good times with United but he could not keeper his finger off the self-destruct button.
His freekick beat the wall but not keeper Neil Edwards.
SOLID: This was the only tackle Momo Sissoko missed; CHOPPED DOWN: Nando Morientes is chopped down by Gary Breen; CALF INJURY: Reds skipper Steven Gerrard limps off; SITTER: Djibril Cisse (above) beats Alan Stubbs to the ball, but not keeper Kelvin Davis; HARSH CALL: Andrew Welsh is sent off by Barry Knight (right; OFF FORM: Djibril Cisse rues two missed chances; CRACKER: Xabi Alonso (right) celebrates his matchwinning free-kick with Steve Finnan
to take a You're not Keeper Baz was always better at calling the shots than saving them
The three of us have just returned from a team-building exercise; the kind of thing sharp- suited company people usually do - not keepers.
The way we are playing we need the substitutions to be outfield players, not keepers.
Fear not keepers of the Painbird Society--Dreamt For Lightyears is as much a Sparklehorse album as our waiting and wanting minds could ever, well, dream of receiving.
Especially not keepers, as Eriksson's continued selection of David James and Ian Walker, for England's summer tour, appears to prove.
They are not keepers of history--they are sentinels of the sanctified and hallowed dead.
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