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English definition of “I am not my brother's keeper”

I am not my brother's keeper

saying
used as a way of saying that you are not responsible for what someone else does or for what happens to them
(Definition of I am not my brother's keeper from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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