care a whit

care a whit

To care just the smallest amount. (A "whit" is an iota.) Often used in the negative. I don't care a whit what the neighbors say, I'm not taking that fence down!
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didn't care a whit

 and don't care a whit
didn't care at all. Sally thought Joe liked her, but he didn't care a whit about her. I don't care a whit what you do with my old clothes.
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4,820 that wastes far too much time dissolving a relationship that no viewer has had the time to care a whit about.
Our political system is not sensitive to the needs even of some of our own citizens who don't vote--the homeless, the imprisoned, the very poor--so how can we expect it to care a whit about people 5,000 miles from our voting booths, however miserable their situation?
And in neither does he care a whit about fashion sense, loping about in both in the same tacky Velcro-closure sandals.
But in a political system that doesn't care a whit for neighborhoods, an affirmation is but a worthless ornament atop a mountain of trash.
AFTER caving in to the consortium of special interests that don't care a whit about the safety of the law-abiding people of Los Angeles, Mayor Richard Riordan and LAPD Chief Bernard C.
USC won 17-7 and didn't care a whit that on an artistic level, the game was an overturned paint truck on the Harbor Freeway.
Starr doesn't care a whit about the sexual allegations.
If the district's leaders don't have the job done by next September, then the voters and taxpayers will know who is responsible - a vast and bloated bureaucracy that runs the LAUSD for its own advantage, outmaneuvers the elected school board at every juncture, and doesn't care a whit what anybody thinks.