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not bothered

1. Uninterested, unmotivated, or disinclined. Primarily heard in UK. It's clear that the 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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They have never given it a second thought, there is no remorse, they're not bothered, they just don't care, it is not a member of their family.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As with many in this country, if it does not affect their lives they're not bothered.
Shinigami Gundam Lolli said: "The only people who can get a council property in Newcastle these days are asylum seekers, single parents or junkies/alkies, and they're not bothered because they get more on benefits than I do working
Our road is in an atrocious state but because we're off the beaten track they're not bothered.
They haven't got morals and they're not bothered about anything.
While the largest group of respondents, 34 percent, said they can't face the chaos of GITEX, an also considerable 29 percent said they thought electronics prices weren't any cheaper during the convention than they were the rest of the year, so presumably they're not bothered.
The pair say they are prepared for Clash Of The Santas to be panned by critics, but they're not bothered by the prospect.