care a fig


care a fig
• 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 fig — (informal) To be completely unconcerned ● fig …   Useful english dictionary

  • care a fig — (not) care/give a fig old fashioned if you say that you don t care a fig, you mean that something or someone is not important to you at all. They can say what they like, I don t give a fig …   New idioms dictionary

  • not care a fig — (not) care/give a fig old fashioned if you say that you don t care a fig, you mean that something or someone is not important to you at all. They can say what they like, I don t give a fig …   New idioms dictionary

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

  • not care a fig — ► not give (or care) a fig not care at all. Main Entry: ↑fig …   English terms dictionary

  • not care a fig (for somebody) — not care/give a ˈfig (for sb/sth) idiom (old fashioned, BrE, informal) not to care at all about sth; to think that sth is not important Main entry: ↑figidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • not care a fig (for something) — not care/give a ˈfig (for sb/sth) idiom (old fashioned, BrE, informal) not to care at all about sth; to think that sth is not important Main entry: ↑figidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • not to care a fig — not to care at all, not to have any interest in …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fig — Ⅰ. fig [1] ► NOUN ▪ a soft pear shaped fruit with sweet dark flesh and many small seeds. ● not give (or care) a fig Cf. ↑not give a fig ORIGIN Old French figue from Latin ficus. Ⅱ …   English terms dictionary

  • fig — [fıg] n [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: figue, from Latin ficus] 1.) a soft sweet fruit with a lot of small seeds, often eaten dried, or the tree on which this fruit grows 2.) not give a fig/not care a fig (about/for sth/sb) old fashioned …   Dictionary of contemporary English