what's it to (someone)

Definition of what's it to (someone)

informal
:why does (someone) want to know used to respond in a somewhat angry or annoyed way to a question that one does not want to answer
  • "He wants to know much they pay you?" "Why? What's it to him?"

Word by Word Definitions

what play
  1. used as an interrogative expressing inquiry about the identity, nature, or value of an object or matter

  2. often used to ask for repetition of an utterance or part of an utterance not properly heard or understood

  3. : who

  1. : why

  2. : in what respect : how

  1. used as an interrogative expressing inquiry about the identity, nature, or value of a person, object, or matter

  2. : how remarkable or striking for good or bad qualities

  3. : whatever

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody


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