not give a toss

Definition of not give a toss

British, informal

  1. :  to not care at all about something He doesn't give a toss about our problems.

Word by Word Definitions

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

tossplay
  1. :  to fling or heave continuously about, to and fro, or up and down

    :  bandy

    :  to mix lightly until well coated with a dressing or until the elements are thoroughly combined

  1. :  the state or fact of being tossed

    :  an act or instance of tossing: such as

    :  an abrupt tilting or upward fling


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