not give a tinker's cuss


not give a tinker's cuss
(not) give a tinker's cuss British & Australian, old-fashioned, American, old-fashioned to not be interested in or worried about something or someone.

I don't give a tinker's cuss what she thinks, I'll do what I want!

(often + question word)

He's never given a tinker's damn for me, or for any of the family.


New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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