give\ 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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  • give a hang — or[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… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • give a hang — or care a hang phrasal to be the least bit concerned or worried …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • hang — v. & n. v. (past and past part. hung except in sense 7) 1 tr. a secure or cause to be supported from above, esp. with the lower part free. b (foll. by up, on, on to, etc.) attach loosely by suspending from the top. 2 tr. set up (a door, gate, etc …   Useful english dictionary

  • hang — [c]/hæŋ / (say hang) verb (hung or, especially for capital punishment and suicide, hanged, hanging) –verb (t) 1. to fasten or attach (a thing) so that it is supported only from above; suspend. 2. to suspend so as to allow free movement as on a… …   Australian English dictionary


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