give a fuck

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give a fuck (third-person singular simple present gives a fuck, present participle giving a fuck, simple past gave a fuck, past participle given a fuck)

  1. (idiomatic, vulgar, usually in a negative use) to care.
    • 2010, Tim Minchin (music), “The Pope Song”[1]:
      And I don't give a fuck if calling the pope a motherfucker / means you unthinkingly brand me an unthinking apostate.
    • 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!

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