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(one) ain't particular

One has no opinion or preference about something. ("Ain't" is a nonstandard contraction that is considered very informal.) A: "Where do you want to go for dinner?" B: "Wherever you want. I ain't particular."
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wear (one's particular profession's) hat

To act as one would in one's particular profession while in a different setting. Bobby, I know you're off duty, but can you please wear your doctor's hat for five minutes and tell me what's wrong with my arm? I don't want to have to go to the hospital. My wife was still wearing her judge's hat when she tried to intervene with our neighbor's arguing kids.
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chuckle with (a particular quality)

To laugh in a particular manner. I couldn't help but chuckle with delight when I saw the little girl feed her ice cream cone to her dog.
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a London particular

dated A euphemism for the thick, brown, sometimes lethal fog caused by air pollution in London, especially during the 19th and early 20th century. For many older citizens living London during that time, they could as easily be killed by a London particular as by an attack from a criminal.
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in particular

Specifically. Is there anything else in particular you hoped to do on your trip here? Dad did mention something in particular, I just can't remember what it was.
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the particulars

The specific, important details or finer points of something. He wanted to schedule a meeting so we could go over the particulars of the deal. Just let me know what the particulars are and I'll see if I can help.
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ain't particular

 
1. Rur. doesn't or don't care. Tom: Would you rather have ice cream or cheese on your apple pie? Mary: Whatever you're having. I ain't particular.
2. Rur. doesn't or don't have a preference. Jane ain't particular. She'll use any old brand of soap.
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Give my best to someone

 and All the best to someone.
Please convey my good wishes to a particular person. (The someone can be a person's name or a pronoun. See also Say hello to someone (for me).) Alice: Good-bye, Fred. Give my best to your mother. Fred: Sure, Alice. Good-bye. Tom: See you, Bob. Bob: Give my best to Jane. Tom: I sure will. Bye. Bill: Bye, Rachel. All the best to your family. Rachel: Thanks. Bye.
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particulars (of something)

specific details about something. My boss stressed the important particulars of the project. What are the particulars of your request?
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in particular

Especially; also, separately, individually, in detail. For example, The chancellor talked about the curriculum, the core courses in particular, or The orchestra was outstanding, the strings in particular. [c. 1500]
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a London particular

a dense fog formerly affecting London. dated
This expression is first recorded in Charles Dickens's Bleak House ( 1853 ).
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in parˈticular


1 especially or particularly: He loves reading, science fiction in particular.
2 special or specific: Peter was lying on the sofa doing nothing in particular.Is there anything in particular you’d like for dinner?She directed the question at no one in particular. OPPOSITE: in general
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in particular

Particularly; especially: The children enjoyed the zoo; in particular, they liked the monkeys.
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