give a fig
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- (informal, negative) To care what someone else thinks or does, particularly in relation to what they think or say about the speaker.
- Synonyms: see Thesaurus:care
- I couldn't give a fig!
- 1959, Steam's Finest Hour, edited by David P. Morgan, Kalmbach Publishing Co., page 28:
- The railroads owned by U.S. Steel have never given a fig for prestige so long as their owner's ore was hauled to the mills economically.
give a shit — see give a shit