(something) doesn't apply to (something)

When a rule or question is for other people, not for you, you can say that it "doesn't apply to" you.

For example, if you work at a store, there might be a sign on one of the doors saying "Do not enter." However, that sign is for customers. Since you're not a customer, you can enter that room. The sign "doesn't apply to" you.

Here are some examples of "apply to ___" in sentences:

Some people say that the Bible doesn't apply to modern life. Well, I couldn't disagree more. 

The tuition discount only applies to people who have been living within the state for three years or longer.

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