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    not to care about something at all

    Hi,


    Idioms "Not to give a hoot about smth." and "Not to care a damn/ curse about smth." mean not to care about something at all.

    Which of them do you prefer to use?
    Or do you use other idioms with the same sense?

    Many thanks for all your answers!

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    Re: not to care about something at all

    Hi Olenek,

    I think my grandmother might have said she didn't give a hoot about something. I've never heard the other two expressions the way they're written.

    I've heard people say they don't give a damn about something. In your example you wrote "curse" and yes, there are several curse words that people don't give about things: a s***, a f***, a rat's a**, a toss (British).

    Not giving a damn is quite dismissive and already a little bit rude (with ruder options available), so when you aren't looking to be offensive you can say you couldn't care less about something.

    You will post your project when you're done with it, won't you?

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    Re: not to care about something at all

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr_Ben View Post
    Hi Olenek,

    You will post your project when you're done with it, won't you?
    Hi Mr Ben,

    I am obliged for your replies to my different questions!
    I'll send you email with great pleasure (I'm writing my project in Russian).

    Best regards,
    Olya

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    Re: not to care about something at all

    I couldn't care less.

    One of my pet peeves is people who say, instead, "I could care less" to mean the opposite of what they're saying. This happens very often.

    I don't give a flying f*ck.

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    #5

    Re: not to care about something at all

    Sometimes whatever is used to mean you don't care.

    I don't use the examples you gave.
    You'll hear I could care less all the time (myself included ) but everyone understands it as you couldn't.
    I also say I could give/I don't give a flying f*ck.


    Not a teacher.

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    #6

    Re: not to care about something at all

    I agree with "Whatever" ^^ I use that a lot. Or Whateva.

    Here's a quarter, call someone who cares.

    Do I look like I care?

    Talk to the hand! (best done while sticking the palm of your hand into their face; could get you beat up)

    Who cares.

    Don't care.

    Also, when you don't care about something you just say "meh"

    You can also just say "yeah, yeah" with a tone of total disinterest.

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    Re: not to care about something at all

    YouTube - Clueless Theatrical Trailer

    I remember when this movie came out

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    Re: not to care about something at all

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr_Ben View Post
    Love it.

    But it reminds me of something and I can't remember what. Now it's bothering me.

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    #10

    Re: not to care about something at all

    Quote Originally Posted by freezeframe View Post
    Love it.

    But it reminds me of something and I can't remember what. Now it's bothering me.
    A funny version of Ed the Sock, CityTV I think?

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