give a damn

variants: less commonly

care a damn

Definition of give a damn

  1. :  to care at all about someone or something —used in negative statements He doesn't give a damn what people think about him. Nobody gives a damn about us. I don't want to hear about her problems. I just don't give a damn. They don't seem to care a damn about their future.

Word by Word Definitions

giveplay
  1. :  to make a present of

    :  to grant or bestow by formal action

    :  to accord or yield to another

  1. :  capacity or tendency to yield to force or strain :  flexibility

    :  the ability of a material to bend or stretch

damnplay
  1. :  to condemn to a punishment or fate

    :  to condemn to hell

    :  to condemn vigorously and often irascibly for some real or fancied fault or defect

  1. :  the utterance of the word damn as a curse

    :  a minimum amount or degree (as of care or consideration) :  the least bit

  1. :  damned


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