Not to care a rap
Rap Rap, n. [Perhaps contr. fr. raparee.] A popular name for any of the tokens that passed current for a half-penny in Ireland in the early part of the eighteenth century; any coin of trifling value. [1913 Webster]

Many counterfeits passed about under the name of raps. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

Tie it [her money] up so tight that you can't touch a rap, save with her consent. --Mrs. Alexander. [1913 Webster]

{Not to care a rap}, to care nothing.

{Not worth a rap}, worth nothing. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • care a rap — • 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

  • not to give a ... — • 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

  • Not worth a rap — Rap Rap, n. [Perhaps contr. fr. raparee.] A popular name for any of the tokens that passed current for a half penny in Ireland in the early part of the eighteenth century; any coin of trifling value. [1913 Webster] Many counterfeits passed about… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • care a brass farthing, a damn, a fig, a monkey's toss*, a rap, a tinker's cuss, not to —  Not to care in the slightest …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • 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 …   Словарь американских идиом

  • 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

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