not give a monkey's

not give a monkey's

To be disinterested or indifferent. This version is truncated to avoid the expletives that often follow "monkey's." If you think I care what he says, you're wrong—I don't give a monkey's! I know you don't give a monkey's about your room being clean, but can you at least pick the clothes up off the floor once in a while?
See also: give, not

not give a monkey's

BRITISH, VERY INFORMAL
If you say that you don't give a monkey's about something, you mean that you do not care about it at all. I don't give a monkey's what other people think. She can say what she likes — I couldn't give a monkey's.
See also: give, not

not give a monkey's

be completely indifferent or unconcerned. informal
The expression is a euphemistic shortening of not give a monkey's fuck or not give a monkey's toss .
See also: give, not
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