tinker damn

tinker's damn

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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tinker's damn or tinker's cuss
 
n
slang the slightest heed (esp in the phrase not give a tinker's damnorcuss)
 
tinker's cuss or tinker's cuss
 
n

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