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    I am sorry that I want to ask this question :
    What does "kiss someone ass" mean?
    I looked it up in a dictionary and found out that it means flattering.
    However, recalling my memory, I watched a TV show that a girl said "kiss my ass" when the audiences were booing loudly.
    My friend said that it can mean "I don't give a xxxx."
    Could anyone please tell me how many meanings it has?

    Thank you in advance! :o

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    'to kiss sb's arse/ass': to be very nice to somebody in order to persuade them to help you or to give you something.
    A more polite way to express this is lick sb's boots.

    But if someone says Kiss my ass! means I don't give a xxxx.


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    Quote Originally Posted by henry
    'to kiss sb's arse/ass': to be very nice to somebody in order to persuade them to help you or to give you something.
    A more polite way to express this is lick sb's boots.

    But if someone says Kiss my ass! means I don't give a xxxx.


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    Dear teachers,
    What does " I don't give a xxxx" mean?
    please tell me, I wanna know it because it is part of English.
    thanks

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    xxxx replaces a swear word. In the expression I don't give a xxxx, there are various possibilities:

    I don't give a damn\toss\shit\fuck (They get stronger as you move towards the end of the list)

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    xxxx replaces a swear word. In the expression I don't give a xxxx, there are various possibilities:

    I don't give a damn\toss\shit\fuck (They get stronger as you move towards the end of the list)
    Canadian
    I don't give a hoot/frig/fart/.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    xxxx replaces a swear word. In the expression I don't give a xxxx, there are various possibilities:

    I don't give a damn\toss\shit\fuck (They get stronger as you move towards the end of the list)
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    I don't give a hoot/frig/fart/.
    I don't give a tinker's damn/rat's ass.

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    Kiss my ass

    I don't give a damn\toss\shit\fuck

    I don't give a hoot/frig/fart

    I don't give a tinker's damn/rat's ass


    Do they all mean " I don't care”?

    Am I right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by japanjapan
    Kiss my ass

    I don't give a damn\toss\shit\fuck

    I don't give a hoot/frig/fart

    I don't give a tinker's damn/rat's ass


    Do they all mean " I don't care”?

    Am I right?
    Except for "kiss my ass", yes. IMO, "kiss my ass" has multiple meanings.

    :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Quote Originally Posted by japanjapan
    Kiss my ass

    I don't give a damn\toss\shit\fuck

    I don't give a hoot/frig/fart

    I don't give a tinker's damn/rat's ass


    Do they all mean " I don't care”?

    Am I right?
    Except for "kiss my ass", yes. IMO, "kiss my ass" has multiple meanings.

    :wink:
    What are the multiple meanings? Could you talk about it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by japanjapan
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Quote Originally Posted by japanjapan
    Kiss my ass

    I don't give a damn\toss\shit\fuck

    I don't give a hoot/frig/fart

    I don't give a tinker's damn/rat's ass


    Do they all mean " I don't care”?

    Am I right?
    Except for "kiss my ass", yes. IMO, "kiss my ass" has multiple meanings.

    :wink:
    What are the multiple meanings? Could you talk about it?
    It is a general expression of irritation. It does not always mean "I don't care".

    It can mean:

    I'm not going to do what you asked.
    I don't like you or your attitude.

    Almost anything in that realm.

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