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I've been thinking recently about all the qualities you need in order to be an actor. First and foremost, you've got to have a thick skin and give out an 'I don't give a monkey's what you think' kind of vibe, while at the same time really caring what everyone thinks. You've got to be tough and sensitive at the same time.
Jessica Raine

Meaning of "give a monkey's" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF GIVE A MONKEY'S

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WHAT DOES GIVE A MONKEY'S MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of give a monkey's in the English dictionary

The definition of give a monkey's in the dictionary is to care about or regard as important.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GIVE A MONKEY'S

give a bad account of oneself
give a good account of oneself
give a horse its head
give a person a fit
give a person five
give a person his due
give a person what for
give a toss
give a wide berth to
give as good as one gets
give away
give battle
give birth
give chase
give free rein
give ground
give guard
give head
give hostages to fortune
give in

WORDS THAT END LIKE GIVE A MONKEY'S

Alzheimer´s
baker´s
Buckley´s
chemist´s
he´s
it´s
Jane´s
j´s
let´s
Levi´s
Lord´s
New Year´s
one´s
Parkinson´s
she´s
that´s
there´s
T´s
who´s
Z´s

Synonyms and antonyms of give a monkey's in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «give a monkey's» into 25 languages

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Translator English - Chinese

给猴子的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

dar un mono de
570 millions of speakers

English

give a monkey´s
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

एक बंदर दे
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

إعطاء القرد
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

датьобезьяны
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

dar um macaco
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

একটি বানর দাও
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

donner un singe
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Memberikan monyet
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

geben einen Affen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

サルのを与える
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

원숭이 의 줄
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Menehi monyet
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cung cấp cho một con khỉ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஒரு குரங்கு கொடுக்க
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

एक माकड द्या
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Maymun vermek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

dare una scimmia di
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

daćmałpy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

дати мавпи
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

da o maimuta
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

δώσει μια πιθήκου
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

gee ´n aap se
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ge en apa
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

gi en apekatt
5 millions of speakers

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GIVE A MONKEY'S»

The term «give a monkey's» is regularly used and occupies the 88.772 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about give a monkey's

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2 QUOTES WITH «GIVE A MONKEY'S»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word give a monkey's.
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Jessica Raine
I've been thinking recently about all the qualities you need in order to be an actor. First and foremost, you've got to have a thick skin and give out an 'I don't give a monkey's what you think' kind of vibe, while at the same time really caring what everyone thinks. You've got to be tough and sensitive at the same time.
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Teddy Sheringham
I love going into the centre of London because people don't give a monkey's about you or who you are. You can be in a restaurant and no one notices you or if they do they won't show it.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GIVE A MONKEY'S»

Discover the use of give a monkey's in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to give a monkey's and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional ...
Chicago Tribune, o. C3, 21st August 1985 monkey's; monkey's fuck noun a notional article of no value UK, i960 Used in the phrase '(not) give a monkey's fuck', an elaboration of (not) GIVE A FUCK; generally reduced to '(not) give a monkey's'.
Eric Partridge, Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor, 2006
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The Concise New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and ...
Used inthe phrase '(not) give a monkey's fuck', an elaboration of (not) GIVE A FUCK; generally reduced to '(not) give a monkey's'UK, 1960 monkey seemonkey do! a catchphrase warning against imitating an action,orof doingsomething that ...
Terry Victor, Tom Dalzell, 2007
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A Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English
give a monkey's fuck, not to. Not to care a damn: low: C.20. In later C.20 often shortened, as in 'he couldn't give a monkey's'. See not care a... give a peg. See AUSTRALIAN UNDERWORLD, in Appendix. give (a person) a piece of one's mind.
Eric Partridge, 2006
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Communication Yearbook 15
... the episteme is reconcilable wit.h dialectical materialism--things like that, which we argue about and read about and write about endlessly--doesn't it worry you that ninety-nine point nine per cent of the population couldn't give a monkey's?
Stanley A. Deetz, 2011
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Untitled
"idioms I'll be a monkey's uncle! old-fashioned used to show you are very surprised . make a monkey out of sb to make someone appear stupid . not give a monkey's uk slang If you don't/couldn't give a monkey'sabout something, you are not at ...
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A Dictionary of Catch Phrases
See: you couldn't do it... couldn't drive nails in a snowbank and couldn't teach a settin' hen to cluck are, among US cowboys, applied to 'an ignorant person': C20, and prob. since latish C19. couldn't give a monkey's (orig.,...a monkey's fuck or ...
Eric Partridge, 2003
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An Asperger Dictionary of Everyday Expressions: Second Edition
Couldn't give a fuck Means the same as couldn'tgive a damn, but much ruder.*** Couldn't give a monkey's Means the same as couldn't give a damn. Couldn't give a tinker's cuss Means the same as couldn't give a damn, but slightly less rude.
Ian Stuart-Hamilton, 2006
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Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins
If you don't give a monkey's you do not care at all. This phrase, recorded from the late 19th century, is a shortening of something ruder, such as don't give a monkey's ass or f—. The slang sense of a monkey, for £500 (or, in Australia, $500 ), ...
Julia Cresswell, 2010
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The Succubus and Other Stories
I mean, it was getting late, I'd had a beer — half a beer on the job, and a bit more before starting the shift — and, hey, I didn't give a monkey's. It didn't matter to me then. But it's started to matter more and more as the years have gone by.
Hugh Cook, 2006
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The role and performance of Ofsted: second report of session ...
... you have the star system, where you might only have one star, but you have the potential to improve — you are a good prospect for improvement. Councillor Simmonds: It was famously said at Hillingdon that we didn't give a monkey's ...
Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Education Committee, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GIVE A MONKEY'S»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term give a monkey's is used in the context of the following news items.
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Inside and All Around The Paul NYC
Staffing is something The Paul really needs to work on – training the front desk staff to a) give a monkey's and b) listen to people. Getting some ... «HotelChatter, Jun 15»
2
The thrill of the chase: the last of the English Poachers tell their story
Everybody now is what we call 'bought men', they give their lives up for money, work and debt, whereas we're free, we don't give a monkey's ... «Gloucestershire Echo, Jun 15»
3
A Tate gallery in Glasgow could save the union
The greater problem is that too many people on the Left here in Scotland have wrapped themselves in a flag and don't give a monkey's about ... «The Guardian, Jun 15»
4
Men should realise clothes don't just maketh the woman
But many men couldn't give a monkey's about what they wear, or how they look. They, as one friend recently told me, avoid the mirror where ... «Belfast Telegraph, Jun 15»
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Martin Adams admits BDO influence over Grand Slam of Darts …
They think I won't like the crowd, but I really don't give a monkey's one way or the other. "They'll always be those in the crowd that want to put ... «Darts.tv, Jun 15»
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Special report: Fighting for hearts and minds as Scottish tennis faces …
"I don't really give a monkey's about trying to make the next Andy or whatever, because that's almost impossible. But at least if you get ... «Herald Scotland, Jun 15»
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London zoo scraps Zoo Lates parties
... London Zoo has made it perfectly clear that it doesn't give a monkey's about the individuals in its 'care'.” The zoo denies the events impact on ... «The Guardian, Jun 15»
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Looking at gold mining stocks? These are the only ones to even …
Their entire business model is, currently, redundant. They could quite literally strike gold and nobody would give a monkey's. That is the brutal ... «MoneyWeek, Jun 15»
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Ronnie Moore happy with early business but warns places are up …
“My view is that when we come back in for pre-season there'll be eleven pegs to challenge for and I don't give a monkey's who uses them on ... «Hartlepool Mail, Jun 15»
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Forget MayPac - brilliant Brits breathe life into boxing
I don't give a monkey's, I just want to make the fight." Khan, who outpointed American Chris Algieri in New York on Friday, is set on a fight ... «BBC Sport, May 15»

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