not give (a) tuppence

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not give (a) tuppence

To not care in the slightest (about something or someone). Primarily heard in UK, Australia. I don't give a tuppence 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 give tuppence for him.
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Joe Wilson, Spean Bridge, said: "Looking at Collins sitting with Ronny Deila I get the impression Delia couldn't give tuppence what Collins says.
While I usually couldn't give tuppence for Kat Slater's choice of sexual partners, I couldn't resist watching her face turn a whiter shade of copper as she was rumbled by hapless Alfie.
Nowadays, children find it laughably amusing to shoplift and steal" Actress Joanna Lumley "I couldn't give tuppence ha'penny for the Oscars, one way or another.
I COULDN'T give tuppence over what David Blunkett did or didn't do in his socks with a blonde bimbo after haddock, chips and mushy peas.
It's 1950s setting makes it nothing more than a Heartbeat clone, and it is chocka with pointless storylines, unfunny jokes and characters you couldn't give tuppence about.
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