care\ a\ hang

• give a hang
• care a hang
v. phr. informal
To have any interest or liking; care. - Used also with other words in the place of "hang", such as "damn", "rap", "straw"; usually used in the negative.

You can quit helping me if you want to. I don't give a hang.

Some people don't care a rap about sports.

Bruce never goes to the dances; he does not care a straw about dancing.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • care a hang — verb show no concern or interest; always used in the negative (Freq. 1) I don t give a hoot She doesn t give a damn about her job • Syn: ↑give a hoot, ↑give a hang, ↑give a damn • Verb Frames …   Useful english dictionary

  • care a hang — phrasal see give a hang …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • not care a hang — not care (or give) a hang informal not care at all people just don t give a hang about plants …   Useful english dictionary

  • hang — [haŋ] vt. HUNG, hanging; for vt. 3 & vi. 5, hanged is the preferred pt. & pp. hung [ME hangen, with form < OE vi. hangian & ON vi. hanga; senses < these, also < OE vt. hon & ON caus. v. hengja; akin to Ger vi. hangen, vt. hängen, to… …   English World dictionary

  • care a brass farthing — • give a hang • care a brass farthing • care a button • care a damn • care a farthing • care a fig • care a hang • care a hoot • care a pin • care a rap • care a straw • care a whistle • care two pins about (from Idioms in Speech) in negative: to …   Idioms and examples

  • care a button — • give a hang • care a brass farthing • care a button • care a damn • care a farthing • care a fig • care a hang • care a hoot • care a pin • care a rap • care a straw • care a whistle • care two pins about (from Idioms in Speech) in negative: to …   Idioms and examples

  • care a damn — • give a hang • care a brass farthing • care a button • care a damn • care a farthing • care a fig • care a hang • care a hoot • care a pin • care a rap • care a straw • care a whistle • care two pins about (from Idioms in Speech) in negative: to …   Idioms and examples

  • care a farthing — • give a hang • care a brass farthing • care a button • care a damn • care a farthing • care a fig • care a hang • care a hoot • care a pin • care a rap • care a straw • care a whistle • care two pins about (from Idioms in Speech) in negative: to …   Idioms and examples

  • care a feather — • give a hang • care a brass farthing • care a button • care a damn • care a farthing • care a fig • care a hang • care a hoot • care a pin • care a rap • care a straw • care a whistle • care two pins about (from Idioms in Speech) in negative: to …   Idioms and examples

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