No Skin Off My Nose

No Skin Off My Nose. Davis (the graveyard never closes, 1941). We've probably all been guilty of the throw away line no skin off my nose and while we understand what it means, does anybody really know where it originated?

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It's a very colloquial expression. It's no skin off my nose. Having skin ripped off your nose would be painful, and sore.

Kotosquito has given a good example with 'it's no skin off my nose if.' i think it's a bit restrictive to say that it can only be used if it's followed.

Why do we say it's no skin off my nose? С подсказки freiburg234 cambridge yandex the free dictionary. Why do we say it's no skin off my nose? Imagine a light punch landing on the nose inflicting little damage;


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