not my circus, not my monkeys

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not my circus, not my monkeys

  1. (colloquial) It is not my problem; it's none of my business; indicates that one is not responsible for controlling or changing a volatile or delicate situation.
    • 2015, J. J. Johnson, Believarexic[1], Open Road Media, →ISBN:
      I repeated it like a mantra: Not my circus. Not my monkeys. Except it was my circus. Because, as I lay there, I noticed all my things out of place from the room search. This was my circus. I was stuck with these monkeys.

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