give a darn

variants: or less commonly care a darn

Definition of give a darn

chiefly US, informal
:to care at all about someone or something used in negative statements
  • I don't give a darn what people say about me.

Word by Word Definitions

give play
  1. : to make a present of

  2. : to grant or bestow by formal action

  3. : to accord or yield to another

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

  2. : the ability of a material to bend or stretch

darn play
  1. : to mend with interlacing stitches

  2. : to embroider by filling in with long running or interlacing stitches

  3. : to do darning

  1. : a place that has been darned

  1. : damned

  1. : damn

  1. : damn


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