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    for all she cares

    1) I might as well be dead for all she cares.
    What exactly does this expression mean and in what context could I use it?
    2) The lyrics to A WOMAN CAN CHANGE A MAN say: Caring for you is what I wonŽt do for you. But it doesnŽt make sense to me.
    3) Someday youŽll be free of her. Can I also say youŽll be free from her?

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    Re: for all she cares

    I might as well be dead for all she cares -- in my opinion, this may mean that i would get her everything she wants, even risk my life. I MIGHT AS WELL BE DEAD - FOR ALL she cares.

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    Re: for all she cares

    For the second one, it may mean that the woman is saying to a man that she won't care for him; she may be refering to a careless kind of man and she is saying this so he learns to cares for himself - becomes careful. This is how the woman will change him.

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    #4

    Re: for all she cares

    I'm not sure about the third one.....

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    #5

    Re: for all she cares

    Quote Originally Posted by beachboy View Post
    1) I might as well be dead for all she cares.
    What exactly does this expression mean and in what context could I use it?
    2) The lyrics to A WOMAN CAN CHANGE A MAN say: Caring for you is what I wonŽt do for you. But it doesnŽt make sense to me.
    3) Someday youŽll be free of her. Can I also say youŽll be free from her?
    1. She simply doesn't care. I could be alive and well. I could be alive and suffering. I could be dead. Whichever it is, she simply doesn't care. She has no interest in me at all.

    2. I will not fall in love with you. You might want me do, but I won't.

    3. Not really. If you she is holding you prisoner, then you might get free FROM her, but that's not the original meaning. The original means that you won't always be thinking of her - your mind can think about other things (other women).


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    Re: for all she cares

    Quote Originally Posted by beachboy View Post
    1) I might as well be dead for all she cares.
    What exactly does this expression mean and in what context could I use it?
    2) The lyrics to A WOMAN CAN CHANGE A MAN say: Caring for you is what I wonŽt do for you. But it doesnŽt make sense to me.
    3) Someday youŽll be free of her. Can I also say youŽll be free from her?

    1) I might as well be dead for all she cares.
    What exactly does this expression mean and in what context could I use it? <<

    I could be dead and she would not care. To her, it doesn't matter whether I'm dead or alive.


    2) The lyrics to A WOMAN CAN CHANGE A MAN say: Caring for you is what I wonŽt do for you. But it doesnŽt make sense to me.

    It means, "I won't do anything to take care of you".

    3) Someday youŽll be free of her. Can I also say youŽll be free from her? <<

    Yes, you can. Using "of" or "from" can affect the meaning of a phrase. However, in this case, it doesn't make any difference for practical purposes. Both mean "she won't be in your life" or "you won't think of her any longer".

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