what of it?

Also, what's it to you? What does it matter? Also, how does it concern or interest you? For example, I know I don't need another coat but what of it?—I like this one, or What's it to you how many hours I sleep at night? The first term, a synonym of so what, dates from the late 1500s; the second, another way of saying “mind your own business,” dates from the early 1900s.


Nearby words

  1. what if,
  2. what in the world,
  3. what is more,
  4. what it takes,
  5. what makes one tick,
  6. what the hell,
  7. what will be, will be,
  8. what with,
  9. what'd,
  10. what'll

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