give a damn

idiom

variants or less commonly care a damn
: 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.

Examples of give a damn in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some of us are still too young and beautiful to remember, or even give a damn, frankly, about the Big Blue from yesteryear. Iliana Limón Romero, Los Angeles Times, 3 Jan. 2024 The chatter died down, but the indelible impression that the whole episode left about Zaslav was simple: This is a guy who, frankly, doesn’t give a damn about movies. Alicia Adamczyk, Fortune, 13 Oct. 2023 Hip-hop is our culture, our love, and most of us don’t give a damn who likes it or not. Gail Mitchell, Billboard, 4 Aug. 2023 The adult mice didn’t seem to give a damn about the composition of their bed. WIRED, 15 June 2023 The whole universe sees it as an offering crafted with love, elevated by care and imagination, but Clyde doesn’t give a damn. Helen Shaw, Vulture, 23 Nov. 2021 Rockstar and Take2 don't give a damn about gamers and their expectations as long as the money keeps flowing into their pockets. Erik Kain, Forbes, 15 Nov. 2021 The Valley is talent-rich, but nobody seems to give a damn about Sun Devils football anymore. Jeremy Cluff, The Arizona Republic, 12 Oct. 2022 Somebody who’s making the choices nobody else wants to make: a genuine, authentic person who don’t give a damn. Meaghan Garvey, Billboard, 7 Oct. 2022

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Dictionary Entries Near give a damn

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“Give a damn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/give%20a%20damn. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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