- Not give a damn
verb phrase (Variations: dang or darn or dern or durn or diddly-damn or diddly-shit or flying fuck or fuck or hill of beans or hoot or piss or vrat’s assx or rat’s behind or rat’s rump or rip or shit or spit or squat or two hoots in hell may replace damn) To be indifferent […]
- Not give someone the time of day
verb phrase Not do the slightest favor for; not greet or speak to; have contempt for: Like him? I wouldn’t give that bastard the time of day [1593+; the dated instance, from Shakespeare, is not in the negative] Ignore someone, refuse to pay the slightest attention to someone, as in He’s tried to be friendly […]
- Not half bad
see: not bad
- Not have a bean
Be destitute or penniless, as in He doesn’t have a bean, but she’s set on marrying him. Bean has been a slang term for a guinea or a sovereign coin since the early 1800s. The precise expression was first recorded in 1928.