(not) give two hoots

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(not) give two hoots

slang To be concerned about someone or something. Typically used in the negative to convey the opposite. I don't give two hoots about making money, I just want to do something with my life that makes life better for others. I haven't given two hoots for the show ever since they killed off my favorite character. Do whatever you want, I don't give two hoots.
See also: give, hoots, two
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Chart-topper Firestarter sounded oddly out of tune in parts, but at that stage I don't think the audience really gave two hoots.
Why she bothered is unclear - nobody gave two hoots about her.
Not that anyone gave two hoots, but the BBC's lame-brained equestrian marathon saw GMTV girl Jenni Falconer gal lop to glory after an extraordinarily dull week.
There were far more people concerned with travelling north to Leeds a day early for the Blues' final Heineken Cup qualifying match than gave two hoots about a side still referred to by the truly ignorant as 'The Rags'.
No one gave two hoots when convicted murderer Leslie Grantham rose to stardom on EastEnders.
And, even though he'd just been rewarded with pounds 5,000, he was so bruised, battered and completely exhausted, he didn't really look like he gave two hoots.