not give (a) tuppence

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not give (a) tuppence

To not care in the slightest (about something or someone). Primarily heard in UK, Australia. I don't give a tuppence how you get it done, just make sure the deed to that estate is in my possession within a fortnight! I know that Jeremy has a crush on me, but to be honest I couldn't give tuppence for him.
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I do not give tuppence if such a funeral cost is more or less than T J Wilson's personal funeral arrangements as outlined.
Now you may not give tuppence for his plight, but the local constabulary has confirmed this is a criminal offence and, mark my words, this is not the first time a situation like this has occurred.
MOST serve-volleyers would not give tuppence for clay and Todd Martin is no different.
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