give a hang

give a hang
• 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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  • give\ a\ hang — • give a hang • care a hang v. phr. informal To have any interest or liking; care. Used also with other words in the place of hang , such as damn , rap , straw ; usually used in the negative. You can quit helping me if you want to. I don t give a …   Словарь американских идиом

  • give a hang — verb show no concern or interest; always used in the negative I don t give a hoot She doesn t give a damn about her job • Syn: ↑care a hang, ↑give a hoot, ↑give a damn • Verb Frames: Somebody s …   Useful english dictionary

  • give a hang — or[care a hang] {v. phr.}, {informal} To have any interest or liking; care. Used also with other words in the place of hang , such as damn , rap , straw ; usually used in the negative. * /You can quit helping me if you want to. I don t give a… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • give a hang — or[care a hang] {v. phr.}, {informal} To have any interest or liking; care. Used also with other words in the place of hang , such as damn , rap , straw ; usually used in the negative. * /You can quit helping me if you want to. I don t give a… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • give a hang — or care a hang phrasal to be the least bit concerned or worried …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • not care (or give) a hang — informal not care at all. → hang …   English new terms dictionary

  • hang — [haŋ] vt. HUNG, hanging; for vt. 3 & vi. 5, hanged is the preferred pt. & pp. hung [ME hangen, with form < OE vi. hangian & ON vi. hanga; senses < these, also < OE vt. hon & ON caus. v. hengja; akin to Ger vi. hangen, vt. hängen, to… …   English World dictionary

  • hang — hangable, adj. hangability, n. /hang/, v., hung or (esp. for 4, 5, 20, 24) hanged; hanging; n. v.t. 1. to fasten or attach (a thing) so that it is supported only from above or at a point near its own top; suspend. 2. to attach or suspend so as to …   Universalium

  • hang — v. & n. v. (past and past part. hung except in sense 7) 1 tr. a secure or cause to be supported from above, esp. with the lower part free. b (foll. by up, on, on to, etc.) attach loosely by suspending from the top. 2 tr. set up (a door, gate, etc …   Useful english dictionary

  • hang — [c]/hæŋ / (say hang) verb (hung or, especially for capital punishment and suicide, hanged, hanging) –verb (t) 1. to fasten or attach (a thing) so that it is supported only from above; suspend. 2. to suspend so as to allow free movement as on a… …  

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