Own private Idaho. means: This phrase is taken from “Your Own Private Idaho”, a 1980 song by the bizarre party group, The B-52’s. This means living in a Idaho potato, or in a small area. It can be used metaphorically to mean someone who doesn’t pay attention, is distracted, under the influence or is confined within his narrow circle of interests or reference. (in Community Dictionary, added by Heriberto Prieto)