give a shit

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

  1. (vulgar, chiefly in negative constructions) 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 just don't give a shit!

Usage notes[edit]

  • Used primarily in negative or interrogative contexts, as "Do you think I give a shit?"; in other words, this is usually a negative polarity item.
  • Used to express indifference or disregard for the attitudes or acts of others.