give a fuck
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- (Can we add an example for this sense?) (idiomatic, vulgar, usually in a negative use) to care.
2016 June 12, John Oliver, “Retirement Plans”, in Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, season 3, episode 15, HBO:
- We did some very rough estimates, and, with 35 employees contributing just $6,000 a year, after 30 years, half a percent could add up to roughly a million dollars! That number was so high you’ll never guess what happened: Janice in accounting actually gave a fuck! I’m serious! She’s a changed woman now!
- give a flying fuck (emphasized version)
give a shit — see give a shit