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    #1

    "That's for me to know and you to find out"

    What is the meaning of the expression:

    "That's for me to know and you to find out" in:

    A: I can't imagine why you're so interested in this piece of junk.
    B: That's for me to know and you to find out.

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    Re: "That's for me to know and you to find out"

    Doea he mean, "i won't tell you. You have to find out yourself"???

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    Re: "That's for me to know and you to find out"

    It's a less curt way of saying "that's none of your business" which in English-speaking cultures is considered somewhat rude, even when justified.

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