(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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I have said this before: it's a very sad day when a majority of people could not give two hoots about the felling of an innocent tree.
Other names may set the formal tone sought, but if they are brave enough they could create a tidal wave of interest among children, including potential polar explorers of the future, who otherwise would not give two hoots.
TREVOR BAYLISS could not give two hoots about the problems his team have caused for a disintegrating South Africa after just one Test.
Whatever it is, there is a tiny part of us that wishes we had the guts to be a drama queen and not give two hoots what the rest of the world thinks of us.
The 12th richest man in Britain does not give two hoots about what anyone writes.
Forget the Derby and the Cheltenham Gold Cup, only the National has the ability to spike the interest of those once-a-year punters who could generally not give two hoots about racing.
Le Guen is reportedly in line to become the new Australia boss, so may not give two hoots anyway, but the likelihood is he will field a similar side to the one who gave a good account of themselves against Denmark in their second match.
How is this morally correct for a council to knowingly lose money and not care, not give two hoots about the people it is supposed to be serving - denying them a bed, when demand outweighs the provision already and allowing the taxpayers in the Vale to foot the bill?
98% of Kirklees voters do not give two hoots about canoes, canoeing or any other forms of messing about in rivers, when there are clearly far more important items to discuss?
YOU might not give two hoots that the peak once known as Carnedd Uchaf is now named Carnedd Gwenllian, in memory of Wales' last native princess.
Much has been written about Ascot's Shergar Cup Day but racegoers will not give two hoots about its unique concept if
I'm talking about the way they imagine that they care about "what's best for the child" as though those who see it differently could not give two hoots about their babies.
While most of us are confident that we can enjoy shiraz with seared salmon and not give two hoots for archaic by- the-book-dom, it's pretty clear that an up-to-date guide to etiquette for today's gorgeous girl is needed,' she reasons.
It is quite clear that Blair does not give two hoots for public opinion or for honour and decency in politics.
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