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    #1

    cared not a straw

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to give me a leg up with the interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    Gloves and shoes; she had a passion for gloves; but her own daughter, her Elizabeth, cared not a straw for either of them.

    not care a straw = to hold one/something in no esteem; to defy one/something as not worth your steel

    Thanks for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.


    • Join Date: Jul 2010
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    #2

    Re: cared not a straw

    You already have the answer. She is not interested in ether one, gloves and shoes!

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