(not) give two hoots

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(not) give two hoots

slang To be concerned about someone or something. Typically used in the negative to convey the opposite. I don't give two hoots about making money, I just want to do something with my life that makes life better for others. I haven't given two hoots for the show ever since they killed off my favorite character. Do whatever you want, I don't give two hoots.
See also: give, hoots, two
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Like it gives two hoots about some woman on her honeymoon.
Ask anyone what he or she has done to counter anything he or she maybe complaining about, and the answer will probably be: " What can I do when nobody else gives two hoots about it.
the barrel-scraping reality show no one gives two hoots about.
Nobody gives two hoots who today's princes or princesses marry: divorced, just out of jail or even of the same sex.
Well, he's still on the warpath because no one cared about the show and, six months on, no one gives two hoots about him.
GIVEN that nobody really gives two hoots about the current registration system, how's this for a serious saving?