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Give a damn   /gɪv ə dæm/   Listen
Give a damn

verb
1.
Show no concern or interest; always used in the negative.  Synonyms: care a hang, give a hang, give a hoot.  "She doesn't give a damn about her job"






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"Give a damn" Quotes from Famous Books



... better," he drawled, eyes half-shut. "No pain at all. But—horribly weak, as if I were going to faint in a minute or two—and I don't give a damn for anything." There was a personal fling in that last word, an insinuation that he knew her state of mind toward him, ...
— The Second Generation • David Graham Phillips

... that I was not yet a voter; and then he was frightened to realize that he was not either. He had not yet been naturalized. The only man in the county known to me who took no interest in the contest was Buck Gowdy. When Judge Stone asked him why, he said he didn't give a damn. There was too much government for him there ...
— Vandemark's Folly • Herbert Quick

... All tam work don' give a damn!" he observed. "Red man lak bear. Him lazy. Fat in summer, starve in winter. Got no sense ...
— The Huntress • Hulbert Footner

... in Bruce, sullenly. "You-all can take it daid straight or not. I don't give a damn. But you've shore got my hunch thet Nez Perce Isbel is liable to handle any of you fellars jest as he did me, an' jest as easy. What's more, he's got Greaves figgered. An' you-all know thet Greaves is ...
— To the Last Man • Zane Grey



Words linked to "Give a damn" :   give a hang, give a hoot



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