No Skin Off My Nose
Mike thinks I should write horror novels or movies because of the dreams that I sometimes have. I remember most of them in vivid detail and there does seem to be alot of scenes that could become part of a horror flick.
Last night’s dream wasn’t over the top but there was one part I remember when a woman was about to peel a layer of skin off of her nose. The man in the dream was the one who was suppose to peel it off of his face but since he couldn’t get his off easily she volunteered to do her own nose after clipping earrings and earlobes from her head.
When you wake up with that kind of visual in your mind you can’t help but wonder what it means. So onto the internet I go to search for meaning of what my mind came up with during the night.
No Skin off my nose instantly popped into my head and from a translation dictionary it means… No matter of interest, concern or trouble to one; of totally no concern to smb. whatsoever; it doesn’t matter to smb. one way or the other.
1) He doesn’t care if I make the football team or not. It’s no skin off his nose.
2) It is no skin off my nose whether or not she comes to the party.
3) Go to Jake’s party if you wish. It’s no skin off my nose.
4) Grace didn’t pay any attention to our argument. It wasn’t any skin off her nose.
5) You could at least say hello to our visitor. – It’s no skin off your nose.
This American idiom dates to the 1920s. Originally, the expression was "no skin off my back". "Nose" is more suitable because if you stick your nose into somebody’s business, you can get it hurt.
If I look up body parts, specifically the nose in a dream dictionary it says,
To see your own nose in your dream, signifies a conscious effort to achieve whatever endeavor you chose to undertake. The nose represents energy, intuition, and wisdom. The dream may suggest your need to learn more about a situation at hand. Alternatively, the nose symbolizes curiosity, as in being nosy. Perhaps you are interfering into situations and things that are none of your business. If you dream that your nose is growing, then it suggests that you or someone is lying and being dishonest.
And another one says, "Instinctive knowledge. It reflects great powers of imagination and creativity, but also difficult relations with a partner."
I’m not sure what I think it means and I really don’t have too much time to analyze it either. How about you? Any thoughts on what this dream could mean? Possibly it has to do with today’s election and how it may or may not affect me. Give me your best shot or not, it’s no skin off your nose either way!