not give a hoot
Hoot Hoot, n. 1. A derisive cry or shout. --Glanvill. [1913 Webster]

2. The cry of an owl. [1913 Webster]

3. A very funny event, person, or experience; as, watching Jack try to catch that greased pig was a hoot. [PJC]

{Hoot owl} (Zo["o]l.), the barred owl ({Syrnium nebulosum}). See {Barred owl}.

{not give a hoot} not care at all. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • not give a hoot — not give a hoot/two hoots/informal phrase to not care about something I don’t give two hoots about what people think of me. Thesaurus: to not care about somethingsynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • not give a hoot — (not) care/give a hoot informal, informal if you do not give a hoot about something or someone, you do not care about them at all. I don t give a hoot about keeping the house tidy. (often + about) They don t care two hoots who wins as long as it… …   New idioms dictionary

  • not give a hoot — ► not care (or give) a hoot (or two hoots) informal not care at all. Main Entry: ↑hoot …   English terms dictionary

  • not give a hoot — not care at all, not give a damn …   English contemporary dictionary

  • not give a hoot! —    To say that you don t or couldn t give a hoot means that you don t care at all about something.     She wears eccentric clothes but she couldn t give a hoot about what others think …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • not give a hoot — to not care about something at all. I don t give a hoot about her opinion of my housekeeping …   New idioms dictionary

  • not care a hoot — (not) care/give a hoot informal, informal if you do not give a hoot about something or someone, you do not care about them at all. I don t give a hoot about keeping the house tidy. (often + about) They don t care two hoots who wins as long as it… …   New idioms dictionary

  • not care a hoot — not care (or give) a hoot (or two hoots) informal not care at all * * * not care/give a ˈhoot | not care/give two ˈhoots idiom (informal) not to care at all • I don t care two hoots about having money, as long as I m happy …   Useful english dictionary

  • not care a hoot — ► not care (or give) a hoot (or two hoots) informal not care at all. Main Entry: ↑hoot …   English terms dictionary

  • not care a hoot — not care at all, not give a damn …   English contemporary dictionary

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