Definition of not give (or care) a fig in US English:

not give (or care) a fig

phrase

  • Not have the slightest concern about.

    ‘Karla didn't give a fig for Joe's comfort or his state of mind’
    • ‘Consumers don't know what they're doing and they are piling up debt because they want jam today and don't give a fig about the future.’
    • ‘The patient, in turn, doesn't care a fig for the cost.’
    • ‘I don't give a fig for their constitutional rights.’
    • ‘Oh, Papa, you know I don't give a fig for London seasons.’
    • ‘She cares what the people close to her think, but to put it more politely than she would, she doesn't give a fig what the rest of us think.’
    • ‘Maybe she knows exactly where she is, but she doesn't give a fig about decorum.’
    • ‘The child doesn't give a fig about the parent's needs.’
    • ‘People have upheld this countryside tradition for hundreds of years and they don't give a fig about what the urban lawmakers say.’
    • ‘Shackled by loyalty to his comrades he really doesn't give a fig for the big picture.’
    • ‘Even worse, our largest trading partner doesn't give a fig for international treaties and breaks them with impunity.’