a tinker's curse

a tinker's curse

rude slang That which has little or no value. Fred doesn't give a tinker's curse about what anyone else thinks of him. I was so excited when my grandfather said he'd give me his car, but this old clunker isn't worth a tinker's curse.
See also: curse
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"Most of you don't give a tinker's curse for me as a human being or feel for the many different forms of suffering that make me so special.