care a rap


care a rap
• 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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  • Not to care a rap — Rap Rap, n. [Perhaps contr. fr. raparee.] A popular name for any of the tokens that passed current for a half penny in Ireland in the early part of the eighteenth century; any coin of trifling value. [1913 Webster] Many counterfeits passed about… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rap — Rap, n. [Perhaps contr. fr. raparee.] A popular name for any of the tokens that passed current for a half penny in Ireland in the early part of the eighteenth century; any coin of trifling value. [1913 Webster] Many counterfeits passed about… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rap — I. noun Etymology: Middle English rappe Date: 14th century 1. a sharp blow or knock 2. a. a sharp rebuke or criticism b. a negative and often undeserved reputation or charge often used with bum or bad < given a bum rap by the press > 3 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • rap — rap1 /rap/, v., rapped, rapping, n. v.t. 1. to strike, esp. with a quick, smart, or light blow: He rapped the door with his cane. 2. to utter sharply or vigorously: to rap out a command. 3. (of a spirit summoned by a medium) to communicate (a… …   Universalium

  • rap — I. /ræp / (say rap) verb (rapped, rapping) –verb (t) 1. to strike, especially with a quick, smart, or light blow, as to attract attention, communicate in code, etc. 2. Colloquial to accelerate (a motor vehicle). –verb (i) 3. to knock smartly or… …   Australian English dictionary

  • rap — I [[t]ræp[/t]] v. rapped, rap•ping, n. 1) to strike, esp. with a quick, smart blow 2) to utter sharply or vigorously: to rap out orders[/ex] 3) (of a spirit summoned by a medium) to communicate (a message) by raps (often fol. by out) 4) cvb sts… …   From formal English to slang

  • care\ 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

  • rap — rap1 verb (raps, rapping, rapped) 1》 strike (a hard surface) with a series of rapid blows.     ↘strike several times against a hard surface.     ↘strike sharply. 2》 (usu. rap something out) say sharply or suddenly.     ↘informal criticize… …   English new terms dictionary

  • rap — 1. n. & v. n. 1 a smart slight blow. 2 a knock, a sharp tapping sound. 3 sl. blame, censure, or punishment. 4 sl. a conversation. 5 a a rhyming monologue recited rhythmically to prerecorded music. b (in full rap music) a style of rock music with… …   Useful 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