not care/give a fig

Definition of not care/give a fig

informal + old-fashioned
:to not care anything at all
  • He doesn't care a fig about what others think.
  • I don't give a fig whether he comes or goes.

Word by Word Definitions

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

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

fig play
  1. : an oblong or pear-shaped syconium fruit of a tree (genus Ficus) of the mulberry family

  2. : a tree bearing figs

  3. : a worthless trifle : the least bit

  1. : dress, array


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