give a hoot


give a hoot
(not) care/give a hoot informal, informal if you do not give a hoot about something or someone, you do not care about them at all.

I don't give a hoot about keeping the house tidy.

(often + about)

They don't care two hoots who wins as long as it's a good game.

(often + question word)

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  • give a hoot — verb show no concern or interest; always used in the negative I don t give a hoot She doesn t give a damn about her job • Syn: ↑care a hang, ↑give a hang, ↑give a damn • Verb Frames: Somebody s …   Useful english dictionary

  • give a hoot — informal obviously you don t give a hoot about clean air Syn: care, be concerned, mind, be interested, be bothered, trouble oneself about; informal give a damn …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • give a hoot — care; show interest, show concern    The problem with Julio is that he doesn t give a hoot about family …   English idioms

  • not give a hoot — Hoot Hoot, n. 1. A derisive cry or shout. Glanvill. [1913 Webster] 2. The cry of an owl. [1913 Webster] 3. A very funny event, person, or experience; as, watching Jack try to catch that greased pig was a hoot. [PJC] {Hoot owl} (Zo[ o]l.), the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • not give a hoot — not give a hoot/two hoots/informal phrase to not care about something I don’t give two hoots about what people think of me. Thesaurus: to not care about somethingsynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • not give a hoot — (not) care/give a hoot informal, informal if you do not give a hoot about something or someone, you do not care about them at all. I don t give a hoot about keeping the house tidy. (often + about) They don t care two hoots who wins as long as it… …   New idioms dictionary

  • not give a hoot! —    To say that you don t or couldn t give a hoot means that you don t care at all about something.     She wears eccentric clothes but she couldn t give a hoot about what others think …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • don’t give a hoot — tv. don’t care at all. (Folksy.) □ Go ahead. Do it if you want. I don’t give a hoot. □ She doesn’t give a hoot if you go into town without her …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • not care (or give) a hoot (or two hoots) — informal not care at all. → hoot …   English new terms dictionary

  • not give a hoot — ► not care (or give) a hoot (or two hoots) informal not care at all. Main Entry: ↑hoot …   English terms dictionary