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not give a continental

To be disinterested or indifferent. During the American Revolution, the Continental Congress issued a form of currency known as the "continental" that proved worthless due to rapid depreciation. If you think I care what he says, you're wrong—I don't give a continental! I know you don't give a continental about your room being clean, but can you at least pick the clothes up off the floor once in a while?
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not worth a continental

Completely worthless or useless; having little or no value. During the American Revolution, the Continental Congress issued a form of currency known as the "continental" that proved worthless due to rapid depreciation. I was so excited when my grandfather said he'd give me his car, but this old clunker isn't worth a continental. Over the years working here, I've come to realize that the boss's word isn't worth a continental.
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So in the early 1990s, Continental began adding daily flights to the bigger cities, including Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey.
Sylvester's team found that the ancient Australian basalts had a Nb-U ratio near 47, indicating that the mantle had already lost much of its uranium to continental rocks by 2.
It would be the tax equivalent of entrapment for the IRS, having in effect invited Continental to restate its net loan income in a form that would permit the bank to claim foreign tax credits, now to insist on taxing the bank on a phantom income figure--the.
Molnar and Philip England of Oxford University think crustal thickening and mountain building play the most important role in the collision, with continental escape assuming minor credit.
Continental Airlines in February will begin to introduce 37-seat Bombardier DHC-8-Q200s on Continental Connection flights operated by CommutAir from Cleveland.
Jordan, now at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the continental root idea was put on a slow comeback trail about 10 years ago.
Continental Airlines signed a five-year, $258 million contract with the US Postal Service to carry priority, first class and express mail within the US and Puerto Rico.
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Continental says customers want in-flight Internet access.
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