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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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References in classic literature ?
Some of these had told us that continental shopkeepers always raise their prices on English and Americans.
At participating dealerships, customers can earn miles in their choice of programs (Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, America West Airlines, Continental Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines, Northwest Airlines, United Airlines and US Airways) when having their cars serviced and, in some cases, for vehicle purchases.
Continental Bonus for New Flights to Belfast, Bristol.
Through August 31, members of the programs of Alaska, Aloha, AirTran, America West, American, Amtrak, Continental, Delta, Frontier, Hawaiian, Marriott, Midwest, Priority Club, United and US Airways will earn 1,000 bonus miles or points (or three credits in Southwest's case) when renting a full-size or larger car at hertz.com for five or more days.