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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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Lithuania will need to develop higher value-added market niches that will precisely call upon the Lithuanian capabilities to create an entrepreneurial economy that is integrated continentally and globally.
May be for the time being it may be prudent to think regionally and continentally whilst engaging in the local, individual national bush clearing for the grand plan of Pan African unity.
Military events such as the Baltinglass revolt and the Nugent conspiracy, coupled with the return of Continentally trained clerics imbued with the spirit of the Counter-Reformation, had a galvanising effect on Catholics, already unhappy with cess impositions and their loss of influence in the Pale administration.
In doing so, Johnson, the 'Bad Nigger', continentally cursed and rabidly reviled by the Australian public and fight fans, effectively helped end the colour bar in American boxing, though not the discriminatory attitudes that underpinned this sport and sport in general.
Canada's upstream position in many continentally integrated value chains limits contact with ultimate end-customers--who are a strong source of motivation and direction for innovation--and shapes the nature of business ambition in many sectors.
Thirdly, Pan-Africanists must think continentally and act both continentally and regionally.
07 may be more representative of conditions that prevail if such a program is instituted continentally.
Geological and climatic forces driving speciation in the continentally distributed trilling chorus frogs (Pseudacris).
From the beginning, these countries have represented different aspects of Europe's identity: Belgium, as an industrial country, continentally oriented, bilingual, and an intermediary with southern Europe; and the Netherlands with its strong agricultural and trading tradition and its Anglo-Saxon and Atlantic orientation.
This consequence has imposed fresh obligations on African countries singly, regionally, and continentally, to equip themselves to respond to all of these threats in a world which is becoming less secure as a result of unilateral actions by the great powers.
In contrast, those who are continentally trained and those few who have been able to overcome their professional formation tend to avoid analytic philosophy altogether.
25) To preserve that economic freedom, our defense and security initiatives must be planned and coordinated continentally.
French wines made in Mediterraneaninfluenced zones tend to be blends, whereas wines from cooler, continentally influenced regions tend to be single varietal.