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for all I care

INFORMAL
This page is about the conversational phrase for all I care

Meaning

You can say this if you don't care if the event you're describing happens or not.

For example

  • "How's the job going?"
    "I hate it. They could fire me for all I care."

  • "Where's your ex-wife living now?"
    "Who cares? She could be living on the moon for all I care."

Note:
See next entry ("for all I know") for sentence pattern examples.

Quick Quiz

If someone says, "He could be dying for all I care," they must

a. love him a lot

b. dislike him a lot

c. be taking care of him

Contributor: Matt Errey