care a damn


care a damn
• 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)


Idioms and examples. 2014.

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  • care a damn — see ↑damn, 3 • • • Main Entry: ↑care …   Useful english dictionary

  • not care a damn (about) — not give/care/a damn (about) impolite phrase to not care at all about someone or something I don’t give a damn what she thinks. Thesaurus: to not care about somethingsynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • not care a damn (about somebody) — not care/give a ˈdamn (about sb/sth) idiom (informal) to not care at all about sb/sth Main entry: ↑damnidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • not care a damn (about something) — not care/give a ˈdamn (about sb/sth) idiom (informal) to not care at all about sb/sth Main entry: ↑damnidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • damn — [dam] vt. damned, damning [ME damnen < OFr damner < L damnare, to condemn, fine < damnum, loss, injury, akin to Gr dapanē, cost < IE * depno , sacrificial feast < base * dā(i) , to part, divide > TIME, TATTER] 1. a) Obs. to… …   English World dictionary

  • damn — damn1 [ dæm ] interjection IMPOLITE used when you are annoyed about something: Damn! I ve broken one of my nails. damn damn 2 [ dæm ] adjective only before noun IMPOLITE used for emphasizing what you are saying, especially when you are annoyed… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • damn — I UK [dæm] / US interjection impolite used when you are annoyed about something Damn! I ve broken one of my nails. II = damned damn UK [dæm] / US or damned UK [dæmd] / US adjective [only before noun] impolite used for emphasizing what you are… …   English dictionary

  • damn — /dæm / (say dam) verb (t) 1. to declare (something) to be bad, unfit, invalid, or illegal. 2. to condemn as a failure: damn a play. 3. to bring condemnation upon; ruin. 4. to doom to eternal punishment, or condemn to hell. 5. to swear at or curse …   Australian English dictionary

  • care a brass farthing — • 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 (from Idioms in Speech) in negative: to …   Idioms and examples

  • care a button — • 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 (from Idioms in Speech) in negative: to …   Idioms and examples