We know that the phrase: "what's it to someone?" is used to tell someone angrily that something does not concern them.


What's it to them what I do on the weekends? That's my time to do as I like!

Example 2

A: "Do you mind if I do yoga in the living room?"
B: "Of course not! What's it to me?"

My question:

I wonder which choice below sounds idiomatic? If none of them works, then how shall I utter it properly in natural, everyday English?

I wanna drop out. What's it to _______?

a. anyone
b. anybody
c. someone
d. somebody


2 Answers 2


As an AmE speaker, I feel all options are both natural sounding and idiomatic. Although, this phrase is never really used too much as a much more direct and natural sounding phrase can be used:

Mind your own business etc.

Although rude, it is used more often.


None of them works because What is it to me? is a rhetorical question meaning It's none of my business/it doesn't matter to me. You can't really ask an unspecified person a question like that. You would have to say What is it to you? (plural) or What business is it of anybody's?


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