not give a fig

(not) give a fig

slang To be concerned about someone or something. Typically used in the negative to convey the opposite. I don't give a fig about making money, I just want to do something with my life that makes life better for others. I haven't given a fig for the show ever since they killed off my favorite character. Do whatever you want, I don't give a fig.
See also: fig, give

not give (or care) a fig

not have the slightest concern about.
Fig was formerly used in a variety of expressions to signify something regarded as valueless or contemptible.
See also: fig, give, not
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