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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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They can pass the ball between themselves as much as they want and we're not bothered about that.
What you [the EU] gave us in the past and what was accepted, we're not bothered with that-they're ongoing.
If we win on Sunday, we're not bothered about anybody else.
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.
When we're not bothered, we become less likely to bother.
That's what we want, European football - Champions League or Europa League we're not bothered.
We know the politics and the elections have played a part, but we're not bothered about any of that.
That's why we're not bothered when villains' guns have the accuracy of a financial analyst, when a bullet-riddled hero can out-karate a robot from the future, or by the fact that someone can fall in love with Keanu Reeves.
If we respect the reviewer, we're not bothered by knowing his sentiment in advance.
We have lost a few lads this summer but we know he's going to replace them with similar quality, if not better, so we're not bothered at all.
It's a fantastic league this year, there's no doubt about that but we're not bothered just yet where we sit in the table.
Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland are competitors to us, so we're not bothered if they're through or not.
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