not be someone's keeper

not be someone's keeper
not be someone’s keeper phrase
to not be responsible for someone or for their actions
Thesaurus: to deny or refuse responsibilitysynonym
Main entry: keeper

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  • not be someone's keeper — to not be responsible for someone or for their actions …   English dictionary

  • not be brother's keeper — (not) be (your) brother s keeper to not be responsible for what someone does or for what happens to them. It s all too easy for us not to intervene in another country s problems, telling ourselves that we re not our brother s keeper. You shouldn… …   New idioms dictionary

  • not my brother's keeper — If you say that you are not your brother s keeper, it means that you are not responsible for someone or what happens to them as a consequence of their actions …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • keeper — keep|er [ kipər ] noun count * 1. ) someone who is responsible for taking care of something: a park keeper a lighthouse keeper a ) someone who is an expert in and responsible for a particular group of objects in a museum: She is the keeper of the …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • keeper */ — UK [ˈkiːpə(r)] / US [ˈkɪpər] noun [countable] Word forms keeper : singular keeper plural keepers 1) someone who is responsible for looking after something a park keeper a lighthouse keeper a) someone who looks after a group of animals in a zoo… …   English dictionary

  • not be your brother's keeper — (not) be (your) brother s keeper to not be responsible for what someone does or for what happens to them. It s all too easy for us not to intervene in another country s problems, telling ourselves that we re not our brother s keeper. You shouldn… …   New idioms dictionary

  • keeper — [[t]ki͟ːpə(r)[/t]] keepers 1) N COUNT In soccer, the keeper is the same as the goalkeeper. [BRIT, INFORMAL] 2) N COUNT In American football, a keeper is a play in which the quarterback keeps the ball. [AM] 3) N COUNT A keeper at a zoo is a person …   English dictionary

  • keeper — keep|er [ˈki:pə US ər] n 1.) someone who looks after animals ▪ a beekeeper ▪ Bob is head lion keeper at the zoo. →↑gamekeeper, ↑zoo keeper 2.) someone whose job is to look after a particular place or thing ▪ a lighthouse keeper …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • be your brother's keeper — (not) be (your) brother s keeper to not be responsible for what someone does or for what happens to them. It s all too easy for us not to intervene in another country s problems, telling ourselves that we re not our brother s keeper. You shouldn… …   New idioms dictionary

  • be brother's keeper — (not) be (your) brother s keeper to not be responsible for what someone does or for what happens to them. It s all too easy for us not to intervene in another country s problems, telling ourselves that we re not our brother s keeper. You shouldn… …   New idioms dictionary

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