tinker's damn

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tinker's damn something of little value "his promise is not worth a damn","not worth one red cent","not worth shucks"
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Usage

In literature:

I care not a Tinker's Damn for his ascension.
"St. Ives being The Adventures of a French Prison in England" by Robert Louis Stevenson
What I feel is this: If she'd cared a tinker's damn for me she'd never have gone.
"The Amazing Interlude" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
I don't give a tinker's damn for men who talk about their rights in such matters.
"Villa Rubein and Other Stories" by John Galsworthy
Parson's life isn't worth a tinker's damn if he runs foul of them with all that talk about Martha Ensley and Jacob's threat.
"The Heart's Kingdom" by Maria Thompson Daviess
I know you don't care a tinker's damn for me in the way I care for you.
"Quin" by Alice Hegan Rice
I don't give a tinker's damn for your art.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
The average man doesn't give a tinker's damn for progress or knowledge, not really.
"Eight Keys to Eden" by Mark Irvin Clifton
I care not a Tinker's Damn for his ascension.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 20 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
As for me, you know I didn't care a tinker's damn.
"The Golden Road" by Frank Waller Allen
My head ached, and the mush was burnt, and I didn't give a tinker's damn for anything or anybody.
"Pippin; A Wandering Flame" by Laura E. Richards
Now, who in thunder cares a tinker's damn for Theocritus, in Grassy Ford?
"Miss Primrose" by Roy Rolfe Gilson
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In news:

For Albert Cossery, the world is split between those who respect a cause and those who don't give a tinker's damn.
With its thrilling juxtaposition of Miami Vice and the Irish Troubles, Pierce Kelley's latest legal thriller, A Tinker's Damn may be his best work yet.
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