not to give a ...

not to give a ...
• give a hang
• care a brass farthing
• care a button
• care a damn
• care a farthing
• care a fig
• care a hang
• care a hoot
• care a pin
• care a rap
• care a straw
• care a whistle
• care two pins about
- in negative: to care nothing.

I don't care two pins if you think me plain or not. (W. S. Maugham)

Caroline does not care a hang for woods at any time of the year. (A. Christie)

... a laugh you couldn't trust, but a laugh which made you laugh back and agree that in a crazy world like this all sorts of things didn't matter a hang. (Gr. Greene)


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