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tinker's dam

noun
2.
(in plumbing) a barrier for retaining molten solder within a certain area until it has cooled.
Origin of tinker's dam
1875-1880
1875-80

tinker's damn

or tinker's dam

noun
1.
the least value or merit; nothing or anything at all:
It's not worth a tinker's damn.
Idioms
2.
care / give a tinker's damn, to have or feel little or no concern; be unaffected or unmoved:
I don't care a tinker's damn for their opinions.
Origin
1830-40; from tinkers' alleged habit of cursing frequently (hence weakening the force of a curse)
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British Dictionary definitions for tinker's dam

tinker's damn

noun
1.
(slang) the slightest heed (esp in the phrase not give a tinker's damn or cuss)
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