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Reader, I think proper, before we proceed any farther together, to acquaint thee that I intend to digress, through this whole history, as often as I see occasion, of which I am myself a better judge than any pitiful critic whatever; and here I must desire all those critics to mind their own business, and not to intermeddle with affairs or works which no ways concern them; for till they produce the authority by which they are constituted judges, I shall not plead to their jurisdiction.
"Some people would do better to mind their own business," she retorted.
Pocket, who burst into tears on receiving the note, and said that it was an extraordinary thing that the neighbours couldn't mind their own business.
"I would like to advise those who poke their noses into the UAE's internal affairs to mind their own business."
Countries that mind their own business are less likely to be attacked than those that intervene in other countries' affairs, particularly when those interventions come to be viewed as unwanted occupations.
I think the Wirral are too fond of their own voice and they should mind their own business on their side of the water and let us get on with ours on this side.
I wish someone would tell Aggie and Kim to mind their own business.
Those who tell MPs to mind their own business have no compunction about demanding Government support for an Olympic bid or a new national stadium.
If somebody's over who gets kind of creeped out by them, I'll escort them outside - otherwise I just let them mind their own business.''