not care/give a fig

Definition of not care/give a fig

informal + old-fashioned

  1. :  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

careplay
  1. :  suffering of mind :  grief

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

    :  a cause for such anxiety

  1. :  to feel trouble or anxiety

    :  to feel interest or concern

    :  to give care

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

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

    :  a tree bearing figs

    :  a widely cultivated tree (F. carica) that produces edible figs

  1. :  dress, array

  1. : figurative; figuratively; figure


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