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tinker's damn

tinker's damn

noun \-ˈdam\

: the smallest possible amount

Full Definition of TINKER'S DAMN

:  a minimum amount or degree (as of care) <didn't give a tinker's damn about poetry — James Blish>

Variants of TINKER'S DAMN

tinker's damn also tinker's dam \-ˈdam\

Origin of TINKER'S DAMN

probably from the tinkers' reputation for blasphemy
First Known Use: 1839

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