fig, not care/give/worth a

(not) care a fig

slang To (not) be concerned about someone or something. Most commonly used in negative constructions. I don't care a fig about making money, I just want to do something with my life that makes life better for others. I haven't cared a fig for the show ever since they killed off my favorite character. Do whatever you want, I don't care a fig.
See also: care, fig

(not) give a fig

slang To (not) be concerned about someone or something. Most commonly used in negative constructions. I don't give a fig about making money, I just want to do something with my life that makes life better for others. I haven't given a fig for the show ever since they killed off my favorite character. Do whatever you want, I don't give a fig.
See also: fig, give

not worth a fig

Unimportant; insignificant. I know you're upset that the decor wasn't exactly as you designed it, but that's not worth a fig when you consider how spectacular the gala was overall.
See also: fig, not, worth
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not give (or care) a fig

not have the slightest concern about.
Fig was formerly used in a variety of expressions to signify something regarded as valueless or contemptible.
See also: fig, give, not
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fig, not care/give/worth a

See not care/give a fig.
See also: care, give, not, worth
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