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    give a good mean

    ďI donít give a good goddamn whether a student smokes a joint now and again."

    What does speaker mean by saying give a good?

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    Re: give a good mean

    'I don't give a good goddamn' means 'I don't give a damn' or I don't give a flying f***' or simply 'I don't care'.

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    Re: give a good mean

    Thank you :)

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    Re: give a good mean

    Quote Originally Posted by shinem View Post
    What does speaker mean by saying give a good?
    It's really emphasis -- you could leave it out and it would be understood.

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    Re: give a good mean

    Quote Originally Posted by shinem View Post
    ďI donít give a good goddamn whether a student smokes a joint now and again."

    What does speaker mean by saying give a good?

    ATTENTION: NOT A TEACHER


    (1) May I add to the excellent answers from Teacher Rover and Member Allenman?

    (2) I checked two good dictionaries, and maybe a definition for the adjective "good" in

    such a sentence is "fairly large" or "sufficient or ample."

    (3) In other words, I do not have a large/sufficient amount of g------ (anger) regarding

    the fact that a student may occasionally smoke that drug.

    (4) Or, as many Americans might say: I couldn't care less that a student

    occasionally smokes that drug.

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    Re: give a good mean

    Thanks for all your explanations :)

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