since 1997, the world's premier FREE website for learners + teachers of English
Get your 7 Secrets FREE

who cares?

INFORMAL
This page is about the conversational phrase who cares?

Meaning

You can say this if you think something isn't important or doesn't matter.

For example

  • "If we don't accept refugees, they'll have nowhere to live."
    "Who cares? It's not our problem."

  • "Some people don't want refugees coming here."
    "Who cares what they think? Most of us want to help them."

Note:
Also "I don't care" and "What do I care?"

Quick Quiz

You can say "Who cares?" if

a. you don't care about something

b. you care a lot about something

c. you don't know who else cares

Contributor: Matt Errey