give a tinker's cuss

(redirected from give a tinker's damn)

not give a tinker's cuss

  (British & Australian old-fashioned) also not give a tinker's damn (American old-fashioned)
to not be interested in or worried about something or someone (often + question word) I don't give a tinker's cuss what she thinks, I'll do what I want! He's never given a tinker's damn for me, or for any of the family.
See also: cuss, give
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Everyone on screen is so shrill and selfish and irritating that it's impossible to give a tinker's damn about any of them.