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.
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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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"But we're not bothered and it motivates us even more." Boro remain unbeaten in the league since Boxing Day and while home form remains a concern - just three league wins in almost six months - they are still in the mix.
We just want to let you know we miss you and we're not bothered if you are in trouble, we just want you to come home."
"We're not bothered if it's wet out there, we back our players to play and if they see opportunities, we back them to take those opportunities," said the Salford coach.
"It's a disappointment that we didn't win the game so we could go away but we're not bothered about that now.
"We're not bothered about playing on the East side rather than the West.
"We were referred to a geneticist and had a chat about genes and chromosomes, but we're not bothered at all whether the baby has dwarfism or not, we know what to expect, obviously, and we already have a great support network in place.
When he's had 100 days-plus off, he's got a great record, so we're not bothered about him being fresh.
"We're not bothered about who's playing for them and who's not.
'What you [the EU] gave us in the past and what was accepted, we're not bothered with that-they're ongoing.
Sujata added: "We're not bothered about any of the private issues around this recent exposure.
Denying Adam's claim she called Paul "the fat one who can't dance", the Don't Stop singer said: "We're not bothered. No one is going to ruin what we have."
If we win on Sunday, we're not bothered about anybody else.
"We're not bothered about all the foreigners coming here.
But in the Boot Room, we're not bothered who's going to take charge at Old Trafford, whether it's Ryan Giggs or Ryan Gosling; Louis van Gaal or Louis Spence.
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