that's (someone's) problem

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that's (someone's) problem

That is something someone else will have to deal with or figure out; that's not my responsibility or concern. A: "Janet said she's having a tough time getting this report finished on her own." B: "That's her problem, I've already got too much work of my own to do."
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that’s ˈyour, ˈhis, etc. problem

(spoken, informal) used to show that you think somebody should deal with their own difficulties: If she doesn’t like it, that’s her problem, not mine!
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It was a wartime air raid and if people stayed in the target area that's their problem. For Taylor to state this was a terrorist attack must give our enemies great comfort and is an insult to the brave men and women who flew those missions.
If they don't know the rules, that's their problem.
The two sides clash at Pittodrie today and the Dons gaffer said: "Hearts let Scott go so that's their problem. Managers do some daft things and some directors tell you to do them.
If they don't wish to have the inconvenience of carrying proof of their identity, that's their problem. But they ought to realise the necessity.
"If somebody takes umbrage at something that may or may not have been inferred then that's their problem."
"People are prepared to fly if the price is right and if BA cannot get their prices right, that's their problem."
Or when we observe a person who sees someone rendered almost helpless by poverty, deserved or undeserved, turn away saying, "That's their problem." Is that conduct sinful?
If they don't want to take the cut, that's their problem."
If her parents don't agree, that's their problem. Nowadays you don't need permission.
If UEFA haven't made any automatic provision for the European Cup winners to defend the trophy, that's their problem. Not the FA's.
If people don't use the money for the purpose it was given that's their problem. This government has gone out of its way to help pensioners.
If fans who scream abuse at players all through a match can't deal with a show of exultation after a penalty, that's their problem, not Henry's.