give/care a sod

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of give/care a sod

British, informal + impolite
: to care at all about someone or something used in negative statements
  • I don't give/care a sod about what people say.

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

care play
  1. : suffering of mind : grief

  2. : a disquieted state of mixed uncertainty, apprehension, and responsibility

  3. : a cause for such anxiety

  1. : to feel trouble or anxiety

  2. : to feel interest or concern

  3. : to give care

sod play
  1. : turf

  2. : one's native land

  1. : to cover with sod or turfs

  1. : bugger

  1. : damn


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