not give a tinker's damn about (someone or something)

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not give a tinker's damn about (someone or something)

rude slang To not care about, or have any interest in, someone or something. Fred does not give a tinker's damn about what anyone else thinks of him.
See also: damn, give, not

not give a tinker's damn

Fig. not to care at all. (A tinker's damn or dam may be a worthless curse from a tinker or a small dam or barrier used to contain molten metal.) I don't give a tinker's damn whether you go or not!
See also: damn, give, not

not give a tinker's damn

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not give a tinker's cuss

INFORMAL, OLD-FASHIONED
If you say that you don't give a tinker's damn or don't give a tinker's cuss about something or someone, you mean that you do not care about them at all. Most of these people couldn't give a tinker's damn about the students. For 50 weeks of the year, the great British public couldn't give a tinker's cuss about tennis. Note: You can also say that someone or something is not worth a tinker's damn when you think they are of no value. The real truth is you haven't been worth a tinker's damn all week.
See also: damn, give, not
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The fact that you personally do not give a tinker's damn about such things, the ambitions of other countries, is scarcely an intelligent contribution to the problems which your grandchildren must face.
Everyone on screen is so shrill and selfish and irritating that it's impossible to give a tinker's damn about any of them.