(not) care a fig

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(not) care a fig

To be concerned about someone or something. Typically used in the negative to convey the opposite. I don't care a fig about making money, I just want to do something with my life that makes life better for others. I haven't cared a fig for the show ever since they killed off my favorite character. Do whatever you want, I don't care a fig.
See also: care, fig
References in classic literature ?
There is not one of you whom I care a fig to see again.
It’s all very clear, sir,” said Elizabeth; “you would not care a fig for distinction if there were no one in the world but yourself; but as there happens to be a great many others, why, you must struggle with them all—in the way of competition.
I dare say he don't care a fig for her, and you are only borrowing trouble.
I don't care a fig one way or t'other," said Ambrose.