What is the meaning of the idiom It all depends on whose ox is being gored?

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The idiom is "it depends on whose ox is being gored." The meaning is that we are more likely to take offense to a dubious comment or action when that comment or action is directed against what we see as our own interests. For example, we might think that it is inappropriate to call the president of the United States a 'pig-faced liar,' if we support that president. If the same comment is directed at a president we don't support, we are more likely to overlook it or even defend it.
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