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This suggests no skin off my nose is more common and originated around 1930, and no skin off my teeth around 1940.Modern proverbs and proverbial sayings from gives the following:1929 WFaulkner Sound (NY) 307: It was no skin off my back. 1932 MTurnbull Return (P) 90: 'Tain't no skin off my nose. 1933 WMarch Company K (NY) 141: It's no skin off my back-side.1952 HWaugh Last Seen (NY) 87: It's no skin off my teeth whether she's alive in Michigan City or dead in Boston. 1954 HStone Man Who (NY 1957) 15: Fatso was no skin off his geographical usage:It's no skin off my nose. ( British, American & Australian informal) also It's no skin off my (back) teeth.

The 'dog nose' myth has been around for ages, sometimes putting dog owners in a panic. How did it begin? Like many myths, the origin of this one is not certain. However, some experts think it may have started at a time when the deadly virus called canine distemper was common. One symptom of advanced distemper is hyperkeratosis (thickening) of the nose and footpads.

( American informal)something that you say which means you do not care about something because it will not affect you We can go in his car if he prefers. Is catherine mccormack married. It's no skin off my nose. No skin off my noseThe earliest 'no skin off my nose' I found in Google Books is from a The Cosmopolitan: Volume 49:And a The Saturday Evening Post: Volume 183, Issue 2:“Of course, Max,' Abe added, using his partner's metaphor, “it ain't no skin off my nose, y'understand.'

Max growled as he turned on Abe with a menacing glare. “Well, it's a wonder it ain't, the way you are sticking it into.Earlier than this, losing the skin would happen after a long, tough journey in the sun, or from the intense frost of a cold journey. No skin off my teethAnswers to another question here at suggest the -teeth phrase is a combination ofby the skin of one's teeth and it's no skin off my nose, as. The -teeth phrase seems to have originated in the southern US. This is a mixed metaphor, and yet another variation of 'no skin off my nose/back/backside'.The earliest 'no skin off my teeth' I found in Google Books is from a The Atlantic monthly: Volume 162:Cap'm,' he said, looking at the ground, 'I'ma man don't never kick in no other man's stall.' 'Well, maybe you do and maybe you don't.

That ain't no skin off my teeth, and if you get killed messin' around here that won't be nothin' new. Anyhow, it ain't gonna be to-night. You been givin' me the creeps with them songs you been singin'. Now let's hear somethin' lively. I'm from the American South, where 'no skin off my teeth' is a common phrase. It may be a mixed metaphor, as others have stated; however, it makes sense in that your teeth have no skin and therefore 'losing' this nonexistent skin would have no consequence-as in, you can't lose what you don't have.

At least that's how I always reasoned it when I would hear the phrase as a youngster.Looked at in that way, it actually makes more sense than 'no skin off my nose.' Many Southern Americans have pure British lineage. Perhaps the modern usage in Britain is the mixed metaphor, and the Southern American usage is the same as it was passed down from Colonial Americans? This is all just conjecture on my part. But think about it. It makes sense.

Sage the Gemini in 2015
Background information
Birth nameDominic Wynn Woods
BornJune 20, 1992 (age 27)
San Francisco, California, U.S.
OriginFairfield, California, U.S.
GenresHip hop
Years active2008–present
  • Global Gemini
  • HBK Gang
Associated acts
  • Teenear

Dominic Wynn Woods[1][2] (born June 20, 1992),[3] better known by his stage name Sage the Gemini/s/, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer from Fairfield, California. He is a member of The HBK Gang. He is known for his singles 'Gas Pedal' featuring Iamsu!, and 'Red Nose'. 'Gas Pedal' peaked at number 29 on the Billboard Hot 100.[4] His debut studio album Remember Me was released in March 2014. His sophomore album Bachelor Party has undergone multiple delays.

Life and career[edit]

1992–2012: Early life and career beginnings[edit]

Sage the Gemini was born on June 20, 1992, in San Francisco, California.[5] His family moved to Fairfield, California, when he was 6–7 years old.[5] He started recording at the age of eleven with his brother after he bought a microphone from Gordon's Music and Sound shop in Fairfield, California. The first track he recorded, at 14, was titled 'Made In China'.[6] Woods took the name Sage the Gemini due to the color of his eyes and his zodiac sign.[7][8]

In 2008, Sage released his first single, 'You Should Know' on MySpace. It became a viral hit, generating over three million views worldwide. He then joined Black Money Music Group. Being close friends with rapper Iamsu!, he also joined The HBK Gang, or the Heartbreak Gang.[7][8]

2013–present: Remember Me[edit]

In March 2013, Sage released the singles 'Red Nose' and 'Gas Pedal' featuring Iamsu!, the latter has reached number 29 on the US Billboard Hot 100, making it his first top 40 hit; it also reached number six on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.[4] immediately became hits and gained substantial airplay, which attracted Republic Records who signed a deal with him in August 2013. The Recording Industry Association of America certified 'Red Nose' Gold and 'Gas Pedal' Platinum.[9] The singles' success led to a deal with Republic Records in August 2013.[10] On March 25, 2014, Sage released his debut studio album, Remember Me.[11][12]

In October 2014, he was featured on Flo Rida's single 'G.D.F.R.', which peaked at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100.[13] In July 2017, Sage released his debut mixtape, Morse Code, which includes the Gold certificated single 'Now and Later'.[14]

Personal life[edit]

Sage has a daughter named Lai'lah Woods.[15] Sage dated Jordin Sparks for a short time in 2015.[16]


  • Remember Me (2014)
  • Red Nose 2 Album (2019)


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  11. ^'Sage The Gemini and Kool John Have The Party Jumping In 'College Drop' - XXL'. 2013-12-23. Retrieved 2014-01-16.
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  16. ^'Sage The Gemini Net Worth 2019, Bio, Age, Height'. Retrieved 2019-10-10.

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