(do something) in the privacy of your own home

This phrase means to do something when you're at home, and other people aren't around. People use this phrase to talk about whether it's OK to do something. For example:

If someone wants to do drugs in the privacy of their own home, I don't see why the government should try to stop them.

You can also use this phrase if you want to talk about something that's OK at home but not in public:

I don't care what you do in the privacy of your own home, but you'd better watch what you say at work.

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