One simply does not care; one is sublimely indifferent •In a curious development, the original British negative form has been changed to affirmative by many US speakers, without change of meaning; such contradiction is more common in slang than in standard speech: I couldn’t care less if you like me or not/ I could care less if you like me or not
[koo dst, koo tst] /kʊdst, kʊtst/ auxiliary verb and verb, Archaic. 1. 2nd person singular simple past tense of 1 . [kan; unstressed kuh n] /kæn; unstressed kən/ auxiliary verb, present singular 1st person can, 2nd can or (Archaic) canst, 3rd can, present plural can; past singular 1st person could, 2nd could or (Archaic) couldst, […]
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verb phrase To want or need something: could use a Valium (1956+)
[koo-lee] /ˈku li/ noun 1. Chiefly Western U.S. and Western Canada. a deep ravine or gulch, usually dry, that has been formed by running water. 2. a small valley. 3. a low-lying area. 4. a small intermittent stream. 5. Geology. a stream of lava. /ˈkuːleɪ; -lɪ/ noun 1. 2. (Western US & Canadian) a dry […]
[koo-leeb-yahk] /ku libˈyɑk/ noun, French-Russian Cookery. 1. a fish pie usually made with salmon or sturgeon combined with buckwheat, hard-boiled eggs, mushrooms, scallions, wine, herbs, and spices, and served in a brioche or puff pastry.