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not give a tinker's cuss

rude slang To not care about, or have any interest in, someone or something. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. Fred does not give a tinker's cuss about what anyone else thinks of him.
See also: cuss, give, not
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SBut, just occasionally, the thing you don't give a tinker's cuss about is such a very big thing, such a voracious gobbler-up of airtime, column inches and collective attention, that to not give a tinker's cuss about it creates a vacuum.
Shrewd couples involving partners who don't give a tinker's cuss about football facilitate multitelevision, multi-room situations.
LET'S face it - those of us who don't actually own horses don't really give a tinker's cuss about prize money.
PHIL MICKELSON is a past Tour Championship winner but that was eight years ago and his indifference over the past four years to what used to be the big climax to the PGA Tour season suggests he doesn't give a tinker's cuss what happens at East Lake this weekend.
No wonder the likes of Beckham, Vieri and Raul all gave the distinct impression that at the end of the day, they didn't really give a tinker's cuss about pushing their respective nation's as far as possible in this summer's tournament.
Hands up those who give a tinker's cuss about the Prime Minister's Road toDamascusstyle conversion; indeed,I imagine that's a rather touchy allegory to bring up over falafel sandwiches and mint tea at Number 10.
Of course, racing has a public image, but this is not about that tired old line about 'sending the right message' to people who may or may not give a tinker's cuss about the industry in the first place.
Frankly I don't give a tinker's cuss what liner that letter travelled on.
MILLIONS of people have as good as lost the right to watch the Derby free-to-air - and nobody seems to give a tinker's cuss.
""I don't give a tinker's cuss what people say about me so long as I carry on getting work.