No skin off my teeth, as the saying goes

United States
February 6, 2017 6:28am CST
I am not a pro football fan so picking a winner for the big game was not in my top 10 things to do. I didn't think Atlanta would win, but I did hope they would. Why? So that we could possibly stop hearing the name Tom Brady and the wonderful, great team from New England. I am about 1 1/2 hours from Atlanta and if I was into football I still wouldn't pick them to win. I had a little hope that they would steal the thunder and squash the Brady rhetoric. Oh well, I just keep scrolling over the football posts on Facebook and tune the TV to HGTV where it should be. But the bottom line is - I didn't bet on either team and to me the winner is insignificant and - therefore - no skin off my teeth. What about you? Did your team win? Photo: pixabay.com/en/tooth-teeth-eyes-toys-dentist-2013237/
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@LadyDuck (117999)
• Switzerland
6 Feb
I did not even know the name of the two teams that were playing. Of course this morning I have read about the Patriots and Tom Brady.
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• United States
6 Feb
He will be in the news for months on end now.
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@LadyDuck (117999)
• Switzerland
6 Feb
@AbbyGreenhill Now we have serious problems with European unification, all the news are about this BIG problem.
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• United States
6 Feb
@LadyDuck You want Trump you can have him and all the problems we have due to him.
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@JudyEv (96282)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Feb
Now isn't that another quaint saying - no skin off my teeth? I wonder where that one came from.
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@JudyEv (96282)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Feb
@AbbyGreenhill I'm supposed to be going to bed - but I'll go soon. :)
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• United States
6 Feb
@JudyEv That's right you are opposite of us LOL!
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@Mike197602 (13467)
• Worcester, England
7 Feb
@JudyEv same here...by the skin of our teeth is the saying. No skin off our teeth just isn't used in the UK...what about Australia? Here it's no skin off our nose.
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@pgntwo (21329)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
6 Feb
Hmm... I thought it was "no skin off my nose", as opposed to avoiding something "by the skin of your teeth", as in experiencing a near miss, a close call or a narrow squeak. But idiom is location-specific...
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• United States
6 Feb
I looked it up earlier - it's either by the skin of my nose or teeth - teeth is more popular.
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@pgntwo (21329)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
6 Feb
@AbbyGreenhill Not much skin on a tooth, hence the power of the idiom.
@Mike197602 (13467)
• Worcester, England
6 Feb
Nobody in the UK or Ireland uses no skin off my teeth in the context used here. It's no skin off my nose or by the skin of my teeth. As you say...it depends on location.
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@JohnRoberts (38502)
• Los Angeles, California
6 Feb
Not a football fan and never watched a Super Bowl. However, I was amused that New England won just because it irritated so many hateful people.
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• United States
6 Feb
Oh, now I'm a hateful person you are saying ?
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@JohnRoberts (38502)
• Los Angeles, California
6 Feb
@AbbyGreenhill Not referring to you but all the people making nasty remarks on social media and comments sections that politicized the game.
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• United States
6 Feb
@JohnRoberts I hoped you weren't referring to me, I'm a nobody LOL!
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@fishtiger58 (30284)
• Momence, Illinois
6 Feb
I am a Chicago Bears fan so my team sure didn't win. I was rooting for the Falcons yup sick of hearing about the Tom Brady garbage. What a disappointment.
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• United States
6 Feb
Glad I'm not the only non-fan of his!!!!!
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@fishtiger58 (30284)
• Momence, Illinois
6 Feb
@AbbyGreenhill I think everyone is sick of him and his coach.
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• United States
6 Feb
@fishtiger58 Yes, that's for sure.
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@Shellyann36 (8454)
• United States
6 Feb
I don't really watch football and I didn't really care who won. No skin off my teeth either. Unfortunately, we will hear about it nonstop in the weeks to come until March Madness and college basketball starts....
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• United States
6 Feb
March madness drives me mad....madder than I am normally.
@Jessicalynnt (48190)
• Centralia, Missouri
6 Feb
and now I wonder about that phrase, no skin off my teeth. That is an odd phrase.
• United States
6 Feb
I guess I better look it up LOL!
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• Centralia, Missouri
6 Feb
@AbbyGreenhill prob a post there too!
@celticeagle (113972)
• Boise, Idaho
6 Feb
I'm not into to it. I am glad for those who are though. No skin off my teeth either. Hehe
• United States
6 Feb
Just glad I'm not a betting person LOL.
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@celticeagle (113972)
• Boise, Idaho
6 Feb
@AbbyGreenhill .......Same here.
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@Morleyhunt (15926)
• Canada
6 Feb
My team wasn't even playing....the only time I've ever followed sports was when the Toronto Bly Jays won back to back World Series. That was in another century.
• United States
6 Feb
I used to be a fan - the Colts before they left Baltimore in the middle of the night - that was a long time ago...
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@Morleyhunt (15926)
• Canada
6 Feb
@FayeHazel (10665)
• United States
6 Feb
I like that expression. I didn't watch as I don't care much for football
• United States
6 Feb
I don't blame you - best part is the skin tight pants
@Kandae11 (25405)
6 Feb
I would say - both teams are winners - but what do I know about football.
• United States
6 Feb
In a way you're right - to play in the big games meant both teams were good.
• United States
6 Feb
I'm not a football fan so I didn't care who won either but I saw the last few seconds which was exciting
• United States
6 Feb
I watched a moving and checked on the score once in a while....
@amadeo (45897)
• United States
6 Feb
Did they win.New England is our team here.He was awesome.Whether you hate him or love. come on give the guy credit for coming back late in the game to win it for us. I know quite a few here do not like him.But this is our team. Sorry,you miss the game.
• United States
6 Feb
Like I said, it doesn't affect my life at all - but I'm allowed to give my opinion!
• Philippines
6 Feb
I don't have a team when it comes to sports or Olympics. It makes me sleepy watching any games. I guess it is just the same way others hate watching Korean drama or romantic movies. Hehehehe... I don't blame them I just hope they won't hate me for not loving sports Hehehe.
• United States
6 Feb
I like humor movies but not so much the run of the mill romantic ones.
@stbrians (11841)
• Kakamega, Kenya
6 Feb
Congratulations to the team that won
• United States
6 Feb
I'm sure they say thank you.