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English definition of “mind your own business”

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mind your own business

informal mainly humorous
C2 used to tell someone in a rude way that you do not want them to ask about something private: "Where have you been?" "Mind your own business!"
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Translations of “mind your own business”
in Chinese (Traditional) 多管閒事,管好你自己的事…
in Chinese (Simplified) 少管闲事,管好你自己的事…
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