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jacdac

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Lebanese
And when you put Greg Stillson in the House of Representatives, you gonna say HOT DOG! SOMEONE GIVES A RIP AT LAST!’
Source: The Dead Zone by Stephen King

What does the satirical motto in bold mean?

Thank you.
 
  • Chasint

    Senior Member
    English - England
    "Hey, I just won at cards!"
    "Who gives a damn/shit/rip/toss etc." (It means "Who cares? Not me!")

    Someone gives a damn/shit/rip/toss etc. (Someone cares)
     

    jacdac

    Senior Member
    Lebanese
    Would give a rip be a synonym fo get off on? Are these two sentences equivalent?
    I do not give a rip about this guy.
    I do not get off on that guy.
     
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