Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

none of (my/your) business

none of my businessnone of your business
Meaning(s)
1) sth that is not of sb's concern, something considered private
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    • that is none of my/your business
  • Analysis
    If someone tells you that something is 'none of your business'  it means it doesn't concern you for the information you're looking for is private. This is a very direct informal way of telling someone to stop asking about something or avoiding answering something. This phrase could be insulting if used wrongly. "What way did you vote in the referendum? - That's none of your business." "Can you tell me how much you make in a year? - That's really none of your business."
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. That's none of your business, said the man when he was asked if he was married.
    2. Your personal finances are none of my business, said the judge to the defendant. You still need to pay the fine!
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. That's none of your business, said the man when he was asked if he was married.
    2. Your personal finances are none of my business, said the judge to the defendant. You still need to pay the fine!
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