none of your bees' wax

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Etymology[edit]

Alteration of none of your business, to soften the force of the retort. [1]

Phrase[edit]

none of your bees wax!

  1. Alternative form of none of your beeswax.
    • 1950: Buena Vista Stine, The Talented Wench: A Novel, p155
      None of your bees’ wax!” the boy returned impudently. But his eyes blinked with a funny, frightened rapidity. His bare feet, filthy beyond description…

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1995, Robert Allen Palmatier, Speaking of Animals: A Dictionary of Animal Metaphors, Greenwood Press, ISBN 0313294909, page p.23: