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Alteration of mind your own business, to soften the force of the retort. [1]


mind your own beeswax

  1. See mind your own business.
    • 1995: Sue Grafton, L Is for Lawless, p155
      “This has nothing to do with you, Kinsey, so mind your own beeswax.”
    • 1969: Philip Barry, The Philadelphia Story: A Comedy in Three Acts, p74
      TRACY. (Rises) Mind your own beeswax, old Nosey Parker.
    • 1950: Beverly Cleary, Henry Huggins, p128
      “Say, how did he get all pink?”
      “Aw, mind your own beeswax,” said Henry.


  1. ^ Palmatier, Robert Allen (1995) Speaking of Animals: A Dictionary of Animal Metaphors, Greenwood Press, →ISBN, pages p.23