Meaning of not give (or care) a monkey's in English:

not give (or care) a monkey's


informal British
  • Be completely indifferent or unconcerned.

    ‘he doesn't give a monkey's what we think about him’
    • ‘‘Mrs B,’ as he is wont to describe his wife Katie, ‘doesn't give a monkey's what I say, at least not on matters political.’’
    • ‘He doesn't give a monkey's about being liked and is not averse to sledging markers to disrupt their concentration for advantage.’
    • ‘‘I don't give a monkey's what people say,’ she says in her no-nonsense east London accent.’
    • ‘I know I'm letting you down, but right now, I don't give a monkey's.’
    • ‘They don't give a monkey's about people like me.’
    • ‘The fact is, of course, that the computing world's black hat brigade don't give a monkey's what platform you're using.’
    • ‘If you don't give a monkey's about hearts and minds, morality can go by the boards without affecting your chances of victory one iota.’
    • ‘Indeed, he made it clear that he didn't give a monkey's about the affair, or any of its ramifications.’
    • ‘When you're young and single, you really don't give a monkey's.’
    • ‘Now the doctor didn't give a monkey's; he's getting $10,000 just for writing a prescription.’