give a fuck v.
1. (orig. US) to care about, to be concerned; usu. in negative sense, e.g. who gives a fuck?
|Tropic of Cancer (1963) 24: Nobody gives a fuck about her except to use her.|
|Proud Highway (1997) 506: In other words, ‘who can afford to give a fuck?’ I’m all right Jack, etc.letter 18 April in|
|Choirboys (1976) 139: Once in a while I do somethin that might look to you like I give a fuck about some a these scumbags.|
|(con. 1960s) Black Gangster (1991) 72: So who gives a fuck?|
|(con. 1970s) Donnie Brasco (2006) 362: Who’s gonna give a fuck if they find another dead wiseguy?|
|Pulp Fiction [film script] 90: All I gave a fuck about was my watch.|
|The Joy (2015) [ebook] I couldn’t really give a fuck about anything at the moment.|
|Wire ser. 1 ep. 1 [TV script] Teach you to give a fuck when it ain’t your turn to give a fuck.‘The Target’|
|(con. 1973) Johnny Porno 32: Personally I could give a fuck.|
|Guardian G2 3 July 6/2: Who gives a fuck about who I’m fucking?|
|Sellout (2016) 231: I need to know one thing. Do you give a fuck about me? I mean, do you really give a fuck?|
2. attrib. use of sense 1.
|(con. 1968) Citadel (1989) 119: This is no place for cheap give-a-fuck attitudes.|
|Always Running (1996) 149: He knew he had mostly indisciplined could-give-a-fuck dudes to shape up.|