no skin off one's nose

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no skin off one's nose

Not harmful or bothersome to one, as in I don't care if you stay homeit's no skin off my nose. This expression probably arose in boxing, but there is no evidence to prove it. [Early 1900s]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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