a tinker's curse

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a tinker's curse

rude slang That which has little or no value. Fred doesn't give a tinker's curse about what anyone else thinks of him. I was so excited when my grandfather said he'd give me his car, but this old clunker isn't worth a tinker's curse.
See also: curse
References in classic literature ?
It was the steam -- the steam -- that was going down; and what between the firemen going faint and the chief going silly, it was worse than a dog's life for him; he didn't care a tinker's curse how soon the whole show was blown out of the water.
"Most of you don't give a tinker's curse for me as a human being or feel for the many different forms of suffering that make me so special.
If special services and law enforcement agencies do not accomplish the president's task on fight against organized crime, they won't be worth tinker's curse, State National Security Service Chair Keneshbek Dushebaev said at the meeting with local authorities and community members of Issyk-Kul and Naryn oblasts on February 5.Vice Prime Minister Shamil Atahanov, Interior Minister Zarylbek Rysaliev, Prosecutor General Kubatbek Baibolov were present at the meeting focused on fight against organized crime.Dushebaev said organized crime started in Kyrgyzstan with Kolbaev and Abakirov.
As well as attracting authors from beyond Ireland, the combination of tinkers and Celtic mythology was explored by writers like Marina Cart (Portia Coughlan and By the Bog of Cats [first performed in 1996 and 1998 respectively], Michael Harding (The Tinker's Curse [2007]), Billy Roche (Trojan Eddie [1996]), and Ellis Ni Dhuibhne ("Summer Pudding" [1997]).
Times, however are changing and for the forseeable future Conservative policy on Europe, whatever that may be, is not worth a tinker's curse.