personal matters

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Noun1.personal matters - matters of personal concernpersonal matters - matters of personal concern; "get his affairs in order"
concern - something that interests you because it is important or affects you; "the safety of the ship is the captain's concern"
dirty laundry, dirty linen - personal matters that could be embarrassing if made public
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As they had been discussing a score of personal matters only half-an-hour before, the introductory style seemed a little superfluous.
The faces all expressed animation and apprehension, but it seemed to Pierre that the cause of the excitement shown in some of these faces lay chiefly in questions of personal success; his mind, however, was occupied by the different expression he saw on other faces- an expression that spoke not of personal matters but of the universal questions of life and death.
Everything is packed, and as I have a few personal matters to attend to I think I'll take the afternoon off.
Since last evening," he added, smiling, "you have done enough in my service, and if you have any personal matters to settle it is just that I should give you time.
On the other hand, Saxon was bewildered by Mercedes' extravagance in personal matters.
At this sight the youth forgot many personal matters and became greatly enraged.
His good-nature often made him quick and clear-seeing in personal matters, and he had divined from Dorothea's glance at her husband that there was some alarm in her mind.
On less personal matters connected with the important warfare in which he had been engaged, Mr.
THE CHAIRMAN: `I fear I cannot go into personal matters.
That," Thomson explained, "is almost a personal matter with me.
It is very important indeed that we should keep on friendly terms with this young man,--I don't mean as a personal matter.
But he did not pursue the speculation, and without replying, he fell to musing on a quite different and personal matter.