not bothered

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not bothered

1. Uninterested, unmotivated, or disinclined. Primarily heard in UK. It's clear that members of government aren't bothered to put protection in place for workers stuck in a cycle of short-term contracts. If you're not bothered to do the work properly, then you can find a job elsewhere.
2. Impartial; having no preference one way or another. Primarily heard in UK. We could have pizza for dinner, but I'm not bothered if you want something else.
See also: bother, not

I’m not ˈbothered

(informal, especially British English) I don’t mind: ‘What shall we have for supper tonight?’ ‘I’m not bothered.’
See also: bother, not
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Live Women's World Cup BBC2, 5pm THE USA players insist they're not bothered by the fact everyone seems to want them to lose to Chile today.
Fifteen per cent haven't the energy to start researching new recipes, and when they do they're not bothered finding all the necessary ingredients to make the dish.
They're not bothered about being challenged, by a fulfilled female passionate about her own career, with hopes, dreams, ambitions and wide-ranging interests, thanks.
They're not bothered by things like chair covers and flower arrangements, and tend to leave that stuff to the bride, who turns to her own mum for advice.
"We've seen over the course of the past weeks some right-wing Tories saying they're not bothered about an end to unfettered access for agriculture and manufacturing, which would wreck our farmers, wreck our manufacturers, as long as the City of London can have access for financial services.
We've seen over the course of the past weeks some rightwing Tories saying they're not bothered about an end to unfettered access for agriculture and manufacturing, which would wreck our farmers, wreck our manufacturers, as long as the City of London can have access for financial services.
Actually, they're not, mostly because they're not bothered by the resulting confusion.
They're not bothered and McClaren isn't getting through to them.
They're not bothered about how rich or important or lucky you are.
And then there's a third group who, like Stewart, just ignore earworms because they're not bothered by them.
Jane: Mine met Ian, I brought them on to the set one day and when he was on Corrie they were like, 'Oooh there's King Thistle!' They're not bothered about me.
Our source said: "The attitude of the Portuguese has always been that they're not bothered."
"If they're not bothered about a driving ban or driving without insurance, they're not likely to be careful drivers and this is reflected in their behaviour.