not care twopence

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not care twopence

To not care in the slightest (about something or someone). Primarily heard in UK, Australia. I don't care twopence 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 care twopence for him.
See also: care, not, twopence
References in classic literature ?
How can you care for the opinion of the crowd, when you don't care twopence for the opinion of the individual?
How they pile the poor little craft mast-high with fine clothes and big houses; with useless servants, and a host of swell friends that do not care twopence for them, and that they do not care three ha'pence for; with expensive entertainments that nobody enjoys, with formalities and fashions, with pretence and ostentation, and with - oh, heaviest, maddest lumber of all
And she, too, pretending to flirt with Sir Charles--as if he would care twopence for her
Tiny Tim drank it last of all, but he didn't care twopence for it.
Mr Venter would be well advised to stop bragging about the "character building" features of rugby union and instead learn a little humility and style from a man steeped in the world of football, who faces an audience, in every respect, vastly bigger and more vocal and demanding than the few thousand hardy souls who care twopence about the fate of Saracens.
He also knows that, while the majority of owners and trainers on NGRC and independent tracks may be concerned for the welfare of their dogs, a very significant minority could not care twopence once a dog is no longer a winning prospect.