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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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In anticipation of some level of reduced service, Continental has informed its airport service agents that those affected will be eligible for transfer elsewhere in the Continental system.
This announcement will not affect Continental aircraft mechanics based in Greensboro.
With the dismantling of CALite in 1994, Continental scaled back flights in Greensboro and is concentrating on expanding its profitable primary hubs.
CONTACT: CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS, CONTINENTAL AIRLINES
Continental Savings Bank, the largest independent, privately owned bank in the Northwest, will take a new name and make additional changes to become a full-service community bank in the markets where it now does business.
In making the announcement, Continental chairman and CEO Richard S.
Williams, a celebrated Seattle civic leader and Continental president from 1963 to 1990.
Continental began in Seattle in 1921 as a commercial real estate lender, growing over time to offer home mortgages, construction financing, insurance and personal financial services.
The name change to HomeStreet, Swanson and Williams stressed, does not indicate a change of ownership, nor does it signal a change in Continental Savings Bank's signature: friendly, personal service, competitive rates, and community involvement.
Following more than 10 years leading the real estate practice for Seattle law firm Hillis, Clark, Martin and Peterson, he joined Continental in 1988 as executive vice president and general counsel.
There is a real commonality between the independence of Continental and these historic properties.
Founded in Seattle in 1921, Continental Savings Bank is a full service, regional financial institution with branches in four states.
Continental Savings Bank has been meeting customers' financial needs in the Pacific Northwest since 1921.