Not My Circus, Not My Monkeys


What does the Polish proverb 'not my circus, not my monkeys' mean?

As others already said it means “not my problem”, but in some special context, like:

“I won’t interfere or bother myself with trouble in a place I don’t belong to or have no authority — it’s someone else’s job to deal with this”


The monkey’s off my back, but the circus is still in town.


Your Circus, Your Monkeys.


Angry people:

Their Circus, Their Monkeys

Very Angry People:

Their Circus, Their Elephants