When my grandparents didn’t want people to know what they were saying, they would talk in Spanish.
Mostly, it was my grandpa telling Nana not to meddle. He would murmur, “No te metes.”
At some point this morphed into “No tomatoes,” which he didn’t have to murmur.
This is English to us now, for ‘butt out of those people’s business.’
Every New Year’s Nana announces her resolution is remind herself no tomatoes.
She can’t do it. There’s no stopping her from tomatoes.