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I couldn't care less. #1 (permalink) Thu Jun 06, 2013 20:13 pm   I couldn't care less.
 

Business Idiom in English, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #133 "Ways of showing anger", question 10

Right. I'm leaving. You can do whatever you like. I couldn't care ..........

(a) more
(b) lesser
(c) least
(d) less

Business Idiom in English, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #133 "Ways of showing anger", answer 10

Right. I'm leaving. You can do whatever you like. I couldn't care less.

Correct answer: (d) less

Your answer was: incorrect
Right. I'm leaving. You can do whatever you like. I couldn't care more.
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what does it mean: i couldn't care less, in this context.
I thought it should be: more, bacause the speaker has had most of bad to put up with/stand it.
thanks
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I couldn't care less. #2 (permalink) Thu Jun 06, 2013 20:14 pm   I couldn't care less.
 

The speaker doesn't care at all. The other person can do whatever they want.

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Re: I couldn't care less. #3 (permalink) Sun Jun 09, 2013 4:28 am   Re: I couldn't care less.
 

Saneta wrote:
what does it mean: i couldn't care less, in this context.
I thought it should be: more, bacause the speaker has had most of bad to put up with/stand it.
thanks

"I couldn't care less." means 'I don't care at all, not even a tiny bit.' It's impossible for me to care less, because I already care zero about it.
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I couldn't care less. #4 (permalink) Sun Jun 09, 2013 9:03 am   I couldn't care less.
 

Strange reasoning! It simply means I couldn't be less interested even if I tried to care.

Edit:

Now, I see you have changed your comment - even stranger.
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